The international panel that regulates Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River says Lake Ontario has peaked for the spring, nearly two feet lower than the record-high levels that caused last year’s spring flooding.
The Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board says Lake Ontario peaked at the end of May at just over 247 feet above sea level and has started back down. The board says in a statement they believe that’s the peak for the year, and water levels will generally fall over the summer months. That’s even if some heavy rains might cause the lake to rise slightly.
The board says outflows from Lake Ontario are being held at high levels because the water level is still above average for this time of year according to Plan 2014 for regulating the lake. And they say the weather is still the real determining factor.