From one of your earlier links;

"Variable ice cover, increased storm intensity and warmer temperatures are changing how water levels and flows impact coastal communities, recreational boating and commercial navigation, drinking water, hydropower production, and the system’s ecological health. The current water management criteria are based on the limited range of Lake Ontario water supplies that were recorded from the 1860s to the 1950s. These criteria have created an unrealistic expectation that Lake Ontario water levels can be maintained within a four-foot range (1.22 meters). Over 50 years of experience, including the low levels of 196-65 and the high levels in the mid-1970s, 1993 and 1998, have shown that it is not possible to keep the lake within this range under more wide-ranging water supply conditions."

It seems IJC has no idea what they are doing?

On a positive note, been checking the water level canal daily and there has been a small continuous drop. We are now a few inches below the rail on the north wall.