BV7 http://wrvo.org en 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 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