Lake Ontario water levels on the rise

Lake Ontario is 15 inches higher than average.

That’s according to the International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board.

The height was recorded on Thursday.

The board says it’s the seventh highest level recorded on this date since 1960.

Despite that, the board says Plan 2014 is maximizing outflows.

The height remains due to high outflows from Lake Erie and wet weather conditions.

Monroe County and lawmakers are calling for the International Joint Commission to lower the high water levels and prevent more devastating flooding.

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