Plan 2014 (High Lake Levels)

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Below is a news item which is confirming we are not out of harm’s way yet and can expect next spring’s water level to be high once again. All of this water still needs to migrate through Lake Ontario.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-lake-michigan-superior-water-levels-20180709-story.html


But we are lucky to have the drought like weather which is allowing the higher than normal discharge from the Moses Saunders dam
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/low-water-levels-ottawa-valley-1.4746103



and finally, a look a some of the financial impact of last year’s high water level
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-waterfront-repair-budget-shortfalls-1.4748644
 
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Monday July 30th, the average level is at 75.04 M


Per Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Since 2008, July lake level average was 75.12 M
The average lake level for July in 2017 was 75.69 M
Surface water temperature by the lift bridge is 66 F

Next reading date is: Friday August 10th

Reading date / Lake Average 2018
Jul 13 – 75.129
Jun 29 – 75.228
Jun 15 – 75.25
Jun 01 – 75.33
May 18 – 75.35
May 04 – 75.23
Apr 20 – 75.08
Apr 06 – 74.97
Mar 23 – 74.918
Mar 09 – 74.99
Feb 23 – 74.973
Feb 09 – 74.90
Jan 26 – 74.95
Jan 12 – 74.81 M
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Reading date / Lake Average 2017
Dec 27 – 74.71 M
Dec 08 – 74.795
Nov 24 – 74.89
Nov 09 – 74.929
Oct 27 – 74.83
Oct 10 – 74.95
Sept 29 – 74.99
Sept 15 – 75.12
Sept 01 – 75.28
Aug 18 - 75.47
Aug 04 - 75.6
July 22 - 75.71

Updated forecast for the remainder of 2018 from the Army Corps of Engineers

 
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News from around the lake ... 2 news items about lake levels, you will never make everyone happy

https://www.durhamregion.com/news-s...s-on-premier-ford-to-help-protect-waterfront/


Bowmanville shoreline advocate calls on Premier Ford to help protect waterfront
United Shoreline wants Ford to join call to revoke plan for higher water levels in Lake Ontario
News 10:20 AM by Jennifer O'Meara Clarington This Week



CLARINGTON — A Bowmanville shoreline advocate is joining with American legislators to call on Ontario Premier Doug Ford to help protect lakefront homes and businesses from high water levels and flooding.
“While Premier Ford has only been in office for a month, he comes from a municipality that was hit very hard by the 2017 flooding,” Bowmanville waterfront resident Sarah Delicate said in a press release.
Delicate is the founder of United Shoreline Ontario, a Canadian chapter of a binational grassroots organization that advocates on behalf of the shoreline. On Saturday, July 21 she met with New York’s Niagara County legislator David Godfrey and Orleans County legislator Lynne Johnson to swap flood and erosion stories. The group visited homes, businesses and public spaces all along Lake Ontario.
“We travelled for several hours across different towns, by land and by boat. This harbour, this marina, this beach was closed … these businesses are now up for sale ... these homes were quarantined … these houses will fall into the lake … it was the same story all day.” said Delicate. “I spoke to dozens of families, just regular people, devastated by the flood events. Some spoke of PTSD, and I can believe it. When your most essential needs are threatened by high water, it becomes hard to sleep at night.”

They also discussed the potential impacts of the binational Lake Ontario outflow regulation policy, Plan 2014. The new policy, introduced by the International Joint Commission in January 2017, is designed to bring Lake Ontario’s water levels ‘higher-highs’ and ‘lower-lows.’
“Local governments and shoreline taxpayers feel like they are the unwilling participants of an international experiment that lacks the controls and ethical regulation to be effective science” said Delicate.
The United Shoreline advocates say that Plan 2014 increases lake levels by two inches on average over the year, but it could translate into new water levels over a foot higher in April, May and June. Spring brings the highest rains and most punishing winds, and the shoreline advocates are concerned Plan 2014 will bring rapid erosion and increased flooding.
“Toronto will continue to feel the impacts of Plan 2014, and I can’t imagine that Ford will be OK with that. While Plan 2014 is great for shipping and hydro, it transfers the cost to municipalities and their citizens, without mitigation or compensation,” said Delicate. “Ford won’t be OK with that. I believe Ford will join Cuomo in his call to revoke Plan 2014.”
Delicate is advocating for Plan 2014 to be revoked. To do that a majority vote is required from the three Canadian and three American commissioners of the International Joint Commission. The commissioners are appointed by the federal government in each country, but once appointed they do not represent the national governments; they operate at arm's length.

2 news item below

http://www.northcountrynow.com/news...ned-low-water-levels-lake-st-lawrence-0240045
 
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Friday August 10th, the average level is at 74.98 M


Per Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Since 2008, August lake level average was 74.99 M
The average lake level for July in 2017 was 75.43 M
Surface water temperature by the lift bridge is 70 F

Next reading date is: Friday August 24th

Reading date / Lake Average 2018
Jul 30 – 75.12
Jul 13 – 75.129
Jun 29 – 75.228
Jun 15 – 75.25
Jun 01 – 75.33
May 18 – 75.35
May 04 – 75.23
Apr 20 – 75.08
Apr 06 – 74.97
Mar 23 – 74.918
Mar 09 – 74.99
Feb 23 – 74.973
Feb 09 – 74.90
Jan 26 – 74.95
Jan 12 – 74.81 M
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Reading date / Lake Average 2017
Dec 27 – 74.71 M
Dec 08 – 74.795
Nov 24 – 74.89
Nov 09 – 74.929
Oct 27 – 74.83
Oct 10 – 74.95
Sept 29 – 74.99
Sept 15 – 75.12
Sept 01 – 75.28
Aug 18 - 75.47
Aug 04 - 75.6
July 22 - 75.71

Updated forecast for the remainder of 2018 from the Army Corps of Engineers

 
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