Saturday, 04 May 2019 15:59

Concern Over Continuing Rising of Water Levels on Lake Ontario

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Today the Port of Oswego’s Executive Director William W. Scriber expressed concern at the continuing rising of water levels on Lake Ontario.

“Today we have started protective measures with the deployments of several pumps to alleviate the water entering the port”, he said.

In 2017 the Port of Oswego suffered over 6.5 million dollars in damage to facilities. Currently lake levels according the NOAA water gage, which is located at the port, is 247.7 feet. “If water continues to rise, we will be looking at an event that will be very close to the 2017 high water event”, he added.

“We are closely monitoring the situation and have made the necessary steps to protect the only commercial port on Lake Ontario in New York State. We will be taking whatever steps we need to continue to operate and provide shipping access to central New York.” he concluded.

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