water levels http://wrvo.org en Nationwide research project enlists public to help collect water data http://wrvo.org/post/nationwide-research-project-enlists-public-help-collect-water-data <p>Mobile technology has created some new opportunities for citizen scientists to play an active part in research, especially with tighter budgets. Now a nationwide project is enlisting the public to gather up-to-date information on water levels.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:03:57 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 40494 at http://wrvo.org Nationwide research project enlists public to help collect water data Rising concern about changes to Lake Ontario water levels http://wrvo.org/post/rising-concern-about-changes-lake-ontario-water-levels <p>The water levels in Lake Ontario have a significant impact on the economic and environmental viability of harbors in upstate New York and Canada. As a result, a proposed plan to change the management of those water levels has raised some concerns in waterfront communities. Sat, 04 May 2013 09:58:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 37250 at http://wrvo.org Rising concern about changes to Lake Ontario water levels Nature's Viewpoints on Drought http://wrvo.org/post/natures-viewpoints-drought While we like to assign value to weather conditions, such as considering a drought being bad, John Weeks explains that in nature extreme weather is simply part of a cycle. He discusses how it is the extremes in climate that determine what vegetation grows. Drought is a gift to some life and a distraction to others. Locally, dry years are extremely beneficial to pheasants and wetland nesting birds. Originally aired July 15, 1988. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:52:47 +0000 John Weeks 22769 at http://wrvo.org When a Rail... It's Dry http://wrvo.org/post/when-rail-its-dry <p>Inspired by the sight of a rail bird, John Weeks discusses local marshes. These &quot;pea soup pastures&quot; are growing drier and drier, destroying their complex and diverse life cycle. However, when the wetlands are replenished by rain, these ecosystems can recoup quickly.</p><p>Originally aired on June 26, 1987.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:42:48 +0000 John Weeks 21526 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