International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board to host virtual public meetings
The International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board will host several binational virtual public meetings to discuss the current conditions on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. We have been hearing from concerned property owners, business owners, and recreational users regarding the current below average water levels throughout the system. The Board plans to hold these meetings to provide information on current and forecast conditions for the summer and to hear specific concerns.
These meetings are open to any interested parties. The first meeting will be held on June 15th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT. The second meeting will be held on June 17th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
The Board will present some information on the dry weather conditions and then respond to questions from attendees. Interested individuals must register for the event; in the event these meetings reach capacity, additional meetings will be scheduled.
Registration for the June 15th meeting can be completed here.
Registration for the June 17th meeting can be completed here.
Please double check the information on the registration link to ensure you are registering for the correct event. Questions can be submitted ahead of time through the Board’s contact form on the website found at this link: https://www.ijc.org/en/contact/contact_the_international_lake_o.
These meetings will provide simultaneous translation services in French and English. The meetings will be hosted online using the Zoom platform with questions submitted using the chat function of the Zoom meeting platform. Questions can be typed in English or French. If either of these events conclude prior to addressing all submitted questions, then responses to questions will be published on the Board’s website following the meetings. Interested parties should note that these events will be recorded. The recordings of the meetings will be posted on the Board’s website.
Bryce Carmichael: (513) 418-8562
Sarah Lobrichon: (613) 794-8592
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The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board ensures that outflows from Lake Ontario meet the requirements of the International Joint Commission's Orders of Approval. Under any regulation plan, the ability to regulate the outflow from Lake Ontario does not mean that full control of lake levels is possible. This is because the major factors affecting water supply to the Great Lakes, precipitation, evaporation, and runoff cannot be controlled, and are difficult to accurately predict.