Water levels plan for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River debated

By on May 15, 2012
lake_ontario

Waterfront property owners are concerned that a plan to ease human regulation of water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River will threaten their homes with high water, according to a report from North Country Public Radio.

The plan, which would return water levels to more natural cycles that would lead to higher highs and lower lows, will be better for the environment, scientists say. Plants and animals that rely on wetlands like northern pike and sedges would especially benefit.

Read more at North Country Public Radio.

Image credit: Nils Fretwurst

About Jeff Gillies

Jeff spent three years writing about fish and science around the Great Lakes. Now he writes here about fish and science across the country. He's the editor of the Environmental Monitor.

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