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Just curious about the water level in Fairhaven Bay. Is the water still really high and all the private docks under water again?  and did they lift the no wake law from last year? 

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If it helps, Lake O is 18 inches down from this time last year.  

 

Great combination of IJC pressure from NY state, fairly dry spring, not much ice damming at the Massena locks (allows for greater outflows thru the winter), and the Ottawa river behaved very well this spring and didn't crush Montreal so the outflows are maxxed and are expected to stay that way.   Despite the record high water in the upper great lakes, Ontario and the St Lawrence are in relatively good shape.

 

Awesome news for cottages, anglers and businesses at a time when we really needed a win.

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All four of our Great Lakes system are at record levels this year. They eventually drain and flow through Lake Ontario. Rainfall records are falling this year. Plan on living with it this year. Put in floating docks or wear hip boots now. Things will get worse, its just Mother Nature now, Albany can not help you.Just help yohttps://www.mlive.com/weather/2020/05/staggering-amount-of-water-added-to-lake-michigan-and-lake-huron-in-past-2-weeks.htmlur self.

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21 hours ago, KevinFarrell said:

 

21 hours ago, KevinFarrell said:

 

 

Thanks for the info Kevin Farrell and Paige386. I appreciate it!! 

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7 hours ago, jimski2 said:

All four of our Great Lakes system are at record levels this year. They eventually drain and flow through Lake Ontario. Rainfall records are falling this year. Plan on living with it this year. Put in floating docks or wear hip boots now. Things will get worse, its just Mother Nature now, Albany can not help you.Just help your self.

 

Thankfully you're wrong.  Erie is the only lake that flows into Ontario and despite it not being regulated and a whopping 31 inches over average, its outflow into Lake O doesnt exceed what is flowing through Massena today.

 

Ontario is 13 inches over right now and the Army Corps prediction for June 22nd is down 2 more inches.  Storm surge will move levels around a little but we are looking good this summer.  Here's a great link for you https://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Missions/Great-Lakes-Information/Great-Lakes-Water-Levels/Water-Level-Forecast/Weekly-Great-Lakes-Water-Levels/

 

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, jimski2 said:

And Erie is flowed into from Michigan/Huron And Lake Superior waters. 

 

Obviously.  And there's a lot of water upstream for sure, but something I learned from the hydrologists this year is that a lake can only flow out so fast, no matter how much water it has in it.  It seems counterintuitive but thats how it works.

 

This goes for Erie and all the great lakes.  Look at the charts on the link, Erie is even predicted to drop slightly despite Michigan/Huron and Lake St Clair 3 feet over average, and Ontario will do the same despite Erie 31 inches over average.  By 4th of July we will be only 10 inches over average here which is miraculous considering the situation in the other lakes. 

 

 

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