News Releases

Installation of the ice boom for the 2020-2021 ice season is planned to begin as early as December 10, 2020 weather permitting.
BURLINGTON, ONTARIO ----- New York Power Authority (NYPA) is requesting International Joint Commission (IJC) approval for early installation of the ice boom for the 2020-2021 ice season to provide additional time to implement COVID-19 staff safety protocols.

A public Great Lakes water levels webinar hosted by the International Joint Commission's Lake Superior Board of Control, Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board and Niagara Board of Control was held July 17.

The International Niagara Board of Control invites members of the public to participate in a teleconference-webinar to discuss the Board’s      Directive and annual activities.

Preparations are underway for the removal of the Lake Erie – Niagara River Ice Boom
BUFFALO, NEW YORK; BURLINGTON, ONT. Based on the present heavy ice cover remaining on eastern Lake Erie, removal of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom has not started. The International Joint Commission’s International Niagara Board of Control has determined that the Lake Erie-Niagara River…
Lake Erie - Niagara River Ice Boom Installation Media Advisory for the 2018-19 Ice Season.
Considering the lack of ice cover on the lake and the absence of an ice buildup in the Maid-of-the-Mist Pool below Niagara Falls, preparations are underway for the removal of the Lake Erie – Niagara River Ice Boom.

Based on the present heavy ice cover remaining on eastern Lake Erie, removal of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom has not started.

New York Power Authority marine crews began installing the Ice Boom on 16 December 2017.