water levels 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 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