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Dry Conditions in Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River Lead to Low Water Levels: Board to Decrease Outflows
Lower than average precipitation and winter snowpack runoff have resulted in decreased inflows to Lake Ontario. The reduced inflows have resulted in lower water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. In response to these conditions, the Board has decided to reduce outflows from Lake Ontario beginning on 10 April, 2021.