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Matt Ryan / New York NOW

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not signing a bill the New York State Legislature passed last week that would provide grants for flood victims along Lake Ontario. The $90 million program would offer money to homeowners, businesses and municipalities to help cover the cost of repairs from this year's historically high levels on Lake Ontario and other waterways in the area. 

Lake Ontario Flooding: War Of Words Continues

Jun 21, 2017
Randy Gorbman

GREAT LAKES TODAY - The war of words between N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the International Joint Commission is continuing,  as residents along Lake Ontario deal with weeks of flooding. 

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - State lawmakers have passed legislation that could provide financial relief for those affected by Lake Ontario flooding. The new bill was approved after weeks of debate between the state Senate and Assembly over how much to spend and whom should be be eligible.  

Veronica Volk / Great Lakes Today

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Two state lawmakers say that they are introducing bipartisan legislation to provide some financial relief for people living along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River seaway. 

Research On Lake Erie Algae Blooms Imperiled

Jun 15, 2017

GREAT LAKES TODAY - A lot of attention has focused on President Trump's proposal to eliminate funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which doles out $300 million a year for various projects. But his "skinny budget" has other cuts -- including the National Sea Grant program -- that would affect the region. 

International Joint Commission

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - There will be more water flowing out of Lake Ontario in an effort to help ease the recent flooding conditions along the south shore. 

Alex Crichton, WXXI

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the communities of Greece and Sodus Point, along the southern shore of Lake Ontario to assess damage to homes and businesses from high water levels on Lake Ontario. 

Alex Crichton, WXXI

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - The US Army Corps of Engineers predicts that water across the Great Lakes will remain high for the duration of summer, and even into the fall. 

IJC To Maintain Outflow From Lake Ontario

Jun 9, 2017

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - The bi-national organization that regulates shared water between the United States and Canada has decided to maintain outflows from Lake Ontario, which are already near a record high, for at least another week. 


SYRACUSE (WRVO) - It's another wet week in much of central and northern New York, offering no relief to those experiencing flooding along Lake Ontario and in the area.