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  1. Holding steady. Itll take some time for the water to pass through the narrows in the river. Lake Ontario was expected to rise as much as 2 inches this month tho so if we dont lose any ground and remain even that's huge. No matter what it's a win, this is a window that doesnt present itself very often and they've never taken advantage of before.
  2. From the army corps of engineers web site. Or how about the fact that water went from the docks to 200 feet out this week at Wilson hill and Ogdensburg hasnt changed at all. You think these pictures are fake? Lake Ontario is at 246 and holding and lake st. Lawrence should hit set minimum by the weekend. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  3. My point is if you look at it from all angles I honestly feel like it's been pretty equal. People from lake Ontario argue nature wouldnt have saved them if the dams werent there. They forget that same argument applies here. Have you ever looked at the lake ontario levels from before the seaway was built? Nature would have washed away their property 40 years ago without the seaway stabilizing lake levels. Long term health of the lake is impossible without natural shorelines and natural erosion. Armoring the entire shorline and eliminating natural seasonal flooding will slowly but surely turn this lake into an empty lifeless swimming pool. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  4. Over 10 thousand were already evacuated from thier homes during those 2 month time period. Dams were at risk of failing where things could have gotten way worse real quick. Levys did fail, it was a true state of emergency and not just water in the basement. To gain an inch on our end each week we would have had to bury them another food deeper and probably evacuate thousands more. Water flowed down neighborhood streets already, the costs of flooding them further would have probably been astronomical. But your right, we'd be 16 inches or so lower right now, theyd be rebuilding and maybe 2020 wouldnt look like another repeat, but how could anybody have known that in 2017 when it all started. That's a call I wouldnt want to have to make. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  5. So lake Ontario and the upper st. Lawrence is at 246 feet and holding and Lake st. Lawrence has gone from 243 feet to 235 feet this week but u want me to believe the difference is only 11"??? Did lake Ontario drop 8 feet too?? Can you see chimney shoal out of the water in Ogdensburg??[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787] Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  6. Lets expand that to not just include us again. People all around the great lakes have lost cottages, homes, hundreds of years of erosion. Over 10,000 people have been forced to evacuate there homes near montreal for months twice in the last 3 years. Increased currents below the dam have caused severe erosion. Businesses were forced to close along the fox river and green bay due to high water. Marinas on the west end of lake Erie were unusable much of 2019. Lighthouse cove on Lake st. Clair and St. Clair shores dealt with severe flooding repeatedly this summer due to the record high water levels that forced evacuations. Look up some of those videos, water actually flowed through the streets like rivers during every storm surge. The list is never ending and the stories from lake to lake all read the same. Yes we are suffering, but we are not alone and I honestly dont believe we've even had it the worst.
  7. My argument is that flows cannot be sustained above what they were without dropping lake st. Lawrence. Remember your whole iroquois dam argument? Well the dam has been wide open all fall and Lake st. Lawrence just dropped 7 feet in 7 days under these flows. You call that sustainable? If they didnt absolutely prove my point for me idk what will explain it to you any better. You wanted to see that in october? Dont worry, most launches and docks are only a couple hundred feet from water there now. Would have been fine. Oh but none of that matters to you because you dont live on that portion of the river. Your part is all that matters. I'd love to see how your tune would change if u were a few miles northeast.
  8. https://www.newyorkupstate.com/weather/2019/05/is-plan-2014-getting-a-bad-rap-for-lake-ontario-flooding.html You guys will love this one. He must have gotten paid off by the ijc. Probably works for the shipping industry.
  9. More could have been done?. In early fall? God forbid they drop flows so lake st. Lawrence can level out and the people who have been begging for flow reductions to let the water reach the launches again can get there boat out of the water or use thier docks. God forbid they lower flows just enough so residents along the river on Lake St. Lawrence can remove thier boats for the river and access their own docks for a few days. I get it. F everybody but us. Current conditions on lake st. Lawrence below Pics from today. 1 week of high flows and it's almost to absolute minimum. The lowest anybody I've talked to can ever remember seeing it. They are only doing this now because they know they will have to drop flows for ice formation eventually but they've sacrificed another area for ours. Say thank you. It's an extreme measure we should be thankful for and river residents are already losing thier minds about it. Good chance water will be too low to launch there clear into next spring, no ice fishing in the bays there this year as they are bone dry. We arent the only ones suffering.
  10. Do a google search man. Its public knowledge and common sense. I even lose 6mph on top end trying to go into that current and it takes me 4000 rpm to stay on plane where usually I can do it at 3 when I'm just cruising into the current. Nobody wants those rapids below the dam. You argue the shipping industry wants lower flows but then argue they want higher water. Guess what, those 2 things dont go together. With higher water come higher flows, they definitely dont want this. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  11. Yes.. 3-4 million per day loss in business revenues. BUSINESS REVINUES from the SHIPPING INDUSTRY.
  12. Associating GDP with shipping industry profits. That's cute. Think about that for a minute.
  13. If I argued the Sun rises and sets each day you'd tell me I dont know what I'm talking about. Some people chose to learn at every opportunity. Others are... well.... you. I can screen shot messages all day but what's the point, you'll just say I'm making it up. It's all a conspiracy.
  14. Far less entertaining... plus I've gotten multiple messages from guys on the site commending me for taking on the impossible task of convincing those scorn that there may be more to this than they are willing to see. Lots of people appreciate the info and like to learn how the system works whether they chose to agree or not. We are all adults, as long as people dont start taking things personal it's all good educational banter.
  15. Oh and please tell me again about how they slowed flow in august to help shipping and not because lake st. Lawrence was beginning to drop without the water being as high. They tapered down the flows as flow from lake Ontario slowed as it dropped. Here is what happens with 249 ft flows when we are at 246ft... lake st. Lawrence losing a foot a day and at a historical low that would have went over real well in August. Lake ontario is holding steady as water is working it's way through the bottleneck of the river. Probably at about 8,000, it's natural drainage rate for this level.
  16. 3-4 million dollars per day at 10,400. They were at 10,400 most of the summer. I'm sure it's just propaganda.
  17. Increased fuel costs alone from operating in that current are astronomical. You really think these ships want that river flowing at 10,000+? Those flows not only increase fuel costs, they cause delays, and the high water imposes lower speed limits. Please tell me again how much they are loving this... Its amazing the opinions you are able to form when you chose to ignore the facts that dont fit your agenda. Use all the data and then form your opinions without prejudice.
  18. That's cute. Realistically the high water has cost shipping about a billion dollars so far but ok if you say so. 2014 was put in place to help shipping and increase power production. It will help shipping by allowing the lake to drop further in the winter extending flows into the late fall. In years past they've had to drop fall flows in the late fall because lake ontario was reaching minimum. Same idea and benefit for power production. None of this applies at all to what's happened in the last 3 years tho. High water has clusterfuched the plan since the get go. Been operation outside of its peramiters with over maximum flows non stop. This isnt helping anybody but ur going to believe what u believe no matter what is said. I do appreciate the entertainment tho.
  19. Point is flows were constantly adjusted to maintain levels on Lake st. Lawrence. When it began to drop they lowered flow to maintain while still draining lake Ontario as fast as the water was coming through the river. Everyone wants flows of 10,000 non stop and this is the demonstration of why it's not possible and shows why the argument flows were dropped for the benefit of shipping is poor. These high lake levels are killing the shipping industry, increased currents have cost them almost 1 billion. If they would have dumped the water on Montreal for those 4 months we'd be 16" lower, flow would be down and the shipping industry would have saved millions. It's a poor argument that doesnt make sence. It's ok to be upset about water levels here at home as we all should be, but you have to be mad at the right people for the right reasons or we just look like idiots with an invalid argument. Be upset they sacrificed Lake Ontario residents for Montreal twice for 2 months each time. The rest is just a poor argument not supported by the actual facts of what's occurring. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  20. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=175762606825898&id=100031764788513 Amazing
  21. That's the lowest anybody can ever remember seeing it up there. 1 day at those flows and it dropped that far. Maybe I wasnt full of **** afterall.........
  22. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=175749266827232&id=100031764788513 If you have facebook and can check out this link check it out. This is above the dam right now. Water is insanely low already. Amazing what they can do in just hours when they open it up without enough water coming in to refill it
  23. Exactly. And it's been record outflows trying to play catchup ever since. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  24. Well what's happening? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  25. Minds made up no matter what. I get it. Understand completely. So let's hear it.. what has actually happened in the last 36 months? They stopped letting water through the dam but somehow the flow and level down below remained higher than ever before? Ears are open to 50 years of knowledge.
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