Sandbags palletized and ready to go, and docks disappearing. We are reaching a breaking point along Lake Ontario, with water level just inches away from the 2017 peak that led to widespread flooding. So far, homes along the shoreline have been spared, but some docks have not. And that means decision time for boaters.
Boaters in Charlotte near Lake Ontario Beach Park are still prepping for the season, but keeping their eyes on the inch by inch advancing of the water.
“We wait all winter long for this, and now the lake levels are rising and it’s slowing everybody down,” says Rob Sheppard.