St. Lawrence River http://wrvo.org en IJC backs Plan 2014 to control Lake Ontario water levels http://wrvo.org/post/ijc-backs-plan-2014-control-lake-ontario-water-levels <p></p><p>The International Joint Commission says its recommendations to help restore some of the natural water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway will also benefit the lake's wetland wildlife. According to the commission, Plan 2014 will help Lake Ontario get closer to its natural ebb and flow throughout the year.<br /><br />Commissioner Dereth Glance says Plan 2014 strikes a balance between the current plan and the lakes original water levels about 60 years ago.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:24:47 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57488 at http://wrvo.org IJC backs Plan 2014 to control Lake Ontario water levels Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River pose concerns for IJC http://wrvo.org/post/lake-ontario-st-lawrence-river-pose-concerns-ijc <p>The organization responsible for regulating water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River is holding a series of public hearings in upstate New York and Canada this week, presenting a new management plan. The International Joint Commission, or IJC, attracted criticism for its last draft of the plan, called <a href="http://www.ijc.org/loslr/en/solution/">Bv7</a>, which aimed to alter water levels to decrease environmental damage around the Great Lake.<br> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:53:44 +0000 Kate O'Connell & Gino Geruntino 41199 at http://wrvo.org Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River pose concerns for IJC Another new St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario water levels plan http://wrvo.org/post/another-new-st-lawrence-and-lake-ontario-water-levels-plan <p>People along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario will get a chance to weigh in on a new water levels plan next month.</p><p>Regulators say the plan, called “Plan 2014,” still helps the environment by returning more natural ebbs and flows to the water bodies. But they would have caused more shoreline damage on Lake Ontario.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:16:42 +0000 David Sommerstein 39544 at http://wrvo.org Another new St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario water levels plan Why low Lake Ontario levels mean high St. Lawrence levels http://wrvo.org/post/why-low-lake-ontario-levels-mean-high-st-lawrence-levels <p>For quite some time, the Great Lakes -- from Superior to Ontario -- have been at historically low water levels. So many people were surprised&nbsp; this week that regulators are lowering the gates at the Iroquois Dam near Ogdensburg because the St. Lawrence River is too high. Sat, 18 May 2013 12:34:00 +0000 David Sommerstein 38036 at http://wrvo.org Why low Lake Ontario levels mean high St. Lawrence levels Kids study water levels' effects on invasive species at Eel Bay http://wrvo.org/post/kids-study-water-levels-effects-invasive-species-eel-bay <p>Construction of the giant hydropower dam near Massena in the 1950s forever tamed the once wild St. Lawrence River. It allowed engineers to harness the river’s natural ebb and flow for energy production and to protect homes and ports at the same time. But in the process, it hurt the indigenous plants and animals that depend on those highs and lows to survive. The environmental group Save The River has been leading a charge to persuade the agency that controls water levels to return more natural ebbs and flows to the St. Lawrence. One way is by giving the younger generation of River residents a hands-on lesson. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:10:37 +0000 Joanna Richards 27997 at http://wrvo.org New boating technology availible for the St. Lawrence River http://wrvo.org/post/new-boating-technology-availible-st-lawrence-river <p>A new global observation technology has been developed to help recreational boaters on the St. Lawrence River.</p><p>This new tool, developed by New York Sea Grant and the Great Lakes Observing System, allows recreational boaters to access information about the river's current as well as water depth. Dave White with New York Sea Grant explained how this technology works.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 25656 at http://wrvo.org Congressman Owens says Cuomo administration “noncommittal” on new water levels plan http://wrvo.org/post/congressman-owens-says-cuomo-administration-noncommittal-new-water-levels-plan <p>The new water levels proposal for the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario has garnered some criticism from a group of state lawmakers along the lake&#39;s southern shore. This week they asked the governor to oppose the plan.</p><p>Last week, Congressman Bill Owens came out in favor of the proposal and said he&#39;d ask for Governor Andrew Cuomo&#39;s support. Both Owens and environmental advocates say the opposition&#39;s arguments aren&#39;t based on the facts of the new plan.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:26:29 +0000 Joanna Richards 20968 at http://wrvo.org Congressman Owens says Cuomo administration “noncommittal” on new water levels plan Lake Ontario lawmakers ask Cuomo to halt IJC water levels plan http://wrvo.org/post/lake-ontario-lawmakers-ask-cuomo-halt-ijc-water-levels-plan <p>State lawmakers representing communities along the south shore of Lake Ontario are lining up against a plan to regulate water levels in the lake, and in the St. Lawrence River system. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:49:01 +0000 Julie Grant 20928 at http://wrvo.org