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Residents Worried About Plan to Raise Water Levels in Lake Ontario

Environmentalists say it's necessary to protect the lake's natural habitat.
A plan to regulate the water levels in Lake Ontario is worrying those who live there.  This impacts residents on the Lake Ontario shoreline from Sodus to Greece.  The International Joint Commission wants to adopt "Plan 2014" allowing it to raise and lower lake levels as it wishes.
   
David bell has lived on Lake Ontario for 14 years.  He fears not only his view, but his entire home will be washed away if the commission has its way, "Since 1958, they've agreed to keep the lake as it is.  We can deal with that .  But to increase the water levels by a foot, seasonally, would absolutely destroy everything you see here."

Environmentalists say it's necessary to protect the lake's natural habitat.  Homeowners are hoping the plan gets push back in Washington.  There is no timetable for either the US or Canadian governments to take action on the plan.

   


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