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Fair Haven mayor: Boat launch is open, but lake levels remain high

Outflows from Lake Ontario will be maintained at current levels for at least another week, but Fair Haven Mayor Jim Basile hasn’t observed much of a change.

“I have not seen the lake level drop an inch,” he said Friday.

The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board opted to keep outflows at 360,200 cubic feet per second, which the joint U.S.-Canada agency hopes will address high water levels along the lake and river.

Last month, the board said the lake has reached its highest record level. On Thursday, the lake was at 248.9 feet, 32.3 inches above its average level for this time of year.

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