water quality

SYRACUSE (WRVO/WXXI) - Residents who live along the shoreline of Lake Ontario have been trying to stay ahead of rising water levels that are threatening their properties. 

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Many drinking water systems in New York State are “past their useful life.” That’s how the state comptroller puts it. But they’re expensive to replace.

COURTESY HANNAH RING / CITIZENS CAMPAIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Local environmental activists are putting pressure on Onondaga County to change advisory signs about eating fish caught in Onondaga Lake. 

JASON SMITH / WRVO NEWS

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Residents along the southern shore of Lake Ontario are trying to protect their property from potential flooding as water levels continue to rise. Sodus town supervisor Steve LeRoy says sandbags are being made available to homeowners so they can create a breakwall to protect their property from surges that might be created by passing boat traffic or high winds.  

Hackathon Aims To Clean Lake Erie

Apr 10, 2017
ELIZABETH MILLER / GREAT LAKES TODAY

CLEVELAND (GREAT LAKES TODAY) - Pollution and other problems plague areas all over the Great Lakes region. And they can make drinking or swimming dangerous.  There’s plenty of blame to go around for this – city water utilities, agriculture, and politicians to name a few. 

For years, the Sea Grant program has helped Americans learn about the oceans, the Great Lakes and other waters. Now, President Donald Trump wants to stop funding it. 

Deleware River Basin Commission

Water quality in the Delaware River estuary has improved over the last few decades to the point where regulators are considering adding the breeding of fish to a list of designated “uses” for that section of the river. 

International Joint Commission Visits New York

Mar 29, 2017
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GREAT LAKES TODAY - U.S. and Canadian commissioners representing the Great Lakes met in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday to hear from environmental groups and the public on the region’s progress.

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - A nomination to make part of Lake Ontario a national marine sanctuary is moving forward. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is accepting the application for further consideration. 

Great Lakes Shipping Season Underway

Mar 21, 2017
JOHN NICHOLLS/SHUTTERSTOCK

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - The Great Lakes shipping season officially kicks off Monday with the opening of the Welland Canal, the shipping channel that connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. 

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