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IJC hopes to increase Lake Ontario outflows in ‘coming days’

The agency that controls water levels in Lake Ontario plans to increase outflows to help with lakeshore flooding.

The International Joint Commission’s Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board says the decreasing water flow into Lake St. Louis, near Montreal, from the Ottawa River should allow them to increase outflows from Lake Ontario in “coming days and weeks.”

If drier conditions continue, the board says, “Outflow is expected to surpass inflow, at which time Lake Ontario’s water level will peak and begin to gradually decline.”

However, the IJC says it will take several weeks to lower the level.

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