Lake Ontario water levels are high and won’t be going down soon

Water levels are high on Lake Ontario and from what I've seen no significant improvement is likely through at least mid summer.

As I've looked at things, this is not a meteorological problem. It doesn't have roots in the weather.

We haven't had any significant rainfalls. I know it's been raining quite a bit lately, but the amounts have been light.

Furthermore, we didn't have a significant or abnormally high snow melt. Snowfall for the season in Syracuse was even a smidge below normal.

The truth of the matter is…water levels on Lake Ontario have been running high since last fall.

The latest forecast from the Army Corps of Engineers, shows the water levels continuing to rise on Lake Ontario heading into this summer. While the centerline forecast remains below the record 2017 levels this summer, it is possible that with enough rain, water levels could approach or even exceed record levels.

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