Lake Ontario

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an emergency relief bill into effect that will aid communities that suffered flood damage as the result of high Lake Ontario waters. New York State is also pursuing additional help from the federal government.


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Historically high water levels on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are presenting the shipping industry with both challenges and opportunities. 


Veronica Volk / Great Lakes Today

Flooding along Lake Ontario is still causing problems in Toronto, the biggest city in Canada, particularly for the picturesque harbor islands.


New York's legislative session ended Thursday, as lawmakers approved a $55 million aid package for areas hit by continued flooding along Lake Ontario.

The package, hammered out by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders, makes state grants available to property owners and businesses, as well as localities. 

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New York Congressmen who represent the southern shore of Lake Ontario say a U.S.-Canada regulatory body should pay for damages caused by weeks of flooding.

Rep. Chris Collins said the International Joint Commission's new management plan for the lake is "a disaster." Rep. John Katko said the plan has "wreaked havoc."

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