When water supplies exceed capacity in the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River system, water levels rise. When this happens, regulation is looked to as the solution. But during periods of extreme water supply, the ability of regulated outflows to influence Lake Ontario levels is greatly diminished…
In an effort to provide more updates and better communications the International Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Board is pleased to announce that it has published its first quarterly newsletter.
The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced today that it has appointed Suzie Miron, as a Canadian local member to the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River (ILOSLR) Board. Ms. Miron is a city councillor for the district of Tétreaultville in Montreal.
To provide the highest attainable relief to all interests, both upstream and downstream of the Moses-Saunders Dam, outflows remain at record-high rates for this time of year, eclipsing the outflows released at this same time in any other years dating back to 1900.
Historically low 2018 water levels in Lake St. Lawrence have prompted concerns that fish populations and habitat may be locally impacted.
Ice formation on Lake St. Lawrence and the potential for frazil ice generation can have a major effect on regulation of outflows in the St. Lawrence River.