Is there hope ? in Open Lake Discussion Posted December 30, 2019 This summer, I was asked at the boat launch ramp what I thought was the reason the water in Lake Ontario was held back by the dams in Quebec and the water levels increased. I said I thought it was because of hydro, low water levels at marina's and shipping. I was then told to think about a master plan put in place to legalize the diversion of fresh water from the Great Lakes to flush out the Mississippi river basin. I was then told to sit back and watch if future proves past.