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  1. No flooding this year, but Lake Ontario is still highRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 25 | North County Public Radio

    With the spring melt behind us, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are not likely to see a repeat of last summer's high water levels. But a year after heavy rains and snowmelt pushed the huge bodies of water to record levels, flooding shoreline from Buffalo to Ogdensburg, regulators are still trying to help return things to normal.

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  2. Nearly $3M more in flood relief for 5 upstate countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | North County Public Radio

    Nearly $3 million in additional relief funding is going to communities in five upstate New York counties along Lake Ontario to help them recover from last year's flooding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state had awarded $2.9 million in flood relief funds to local governments in Wayne, Orleans, Niagara, Cayuga and Jefferson counties.

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  3. High winds could cause power outages, Lake Ontario floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | North County Public Radio

    " There's a lot of really great things that go on in the North Country, and they're on NCPR, and they wouldn't be there if it wasn't for NCPR. " Show NCPR some love with a donation to our 50th Anniversary Spring fundraiser .

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  4. Residents along Lake Ontario fear more floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2018 | North County Public Radio

    " I've been a listener of NCPR since I was a kid, a long time ago. I've listened from many places around the world, including Brunei, the Netherlands and China. 1 comment

  5. Dam floodgates to open to drain excess Lake Ontario waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | North County Public Radio

    The Long Sault dam, a "helper" dam to the Moses-Saunders hydropower dam across the St. Lawrence River, is usually closed. Photo: New York Power Authority MASSENA, N.Y. Floodgates are being opened at a New York Power Authority dam in Massena to spill excess water from Lake Ontario into the Saint Lawrence River.

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  6. Ontario water levels high, but too early to tell if flooding will returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2018 | North County Public Radio

    The Iroquois Dam helps control water levels on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. Photo courtesy New York Power Authority Water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River remain relatively high for this time of year, but are still below peaks hit last May. According to the Lake Ontario-Saint Lawrence River Board, the lake was about a foot above average on Jan 30. The board helps regulate water levels by managing outflow through the Moses Saunders dam near Massena.

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  7. A is for Alpaca: A North Country BestiaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | North County Public Radio

    You'll meet a lot of interesting people in the North Country, but many of our most fascinating residents dress in furs and feathers and scales. From mouse to moose, from heron to hummingbird, the wildlife of the region is legion.

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  8. A new neighbor in the north: fish crowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    The fish crow favors wetland habitats in the eastern U.S. Photo: Jarek Tuszynski , Creative Commons, some rights reserved There is a new crow in the neighborhood! "Fish crows" aren't actually new to New York State, but they are increasing in numbers, and moving north from waterway to waterway. Martha Foley: [Bird caws] Thanks to my Audubon Bird Call app on my iphone, that is the fish crow, or a whole bunch of fish crows.

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  9. International panel seeks information on Lake Ontario floodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    This is the time to make your last minute, end-of-year , tax-deductible gift to NCPR, and here are three great ways to do it: Thanks so much for including us in your holiday gift-giving plans! Here's to happy holidays and a joyful, peaceful New Year for all! ROCHESTER, N.Y. An international panel is asking businesses and property owners along Lake Ontario to complete an online survey about flood damage from record water levels this spring and summer. The International Joint Commission says the survey takes about 10 to 25 minutes.

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  10. Comptroller: 'Tough decisions' ahead for NY budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Do you look closely at every headline to see if there's a verified, trustworthy source behind it? Do you raise an eyebrow at everything you hear in the news and ask, " Really? Where'd that come from? " We hear daily about how information can be manipulated to change our minds or get our vote or maybe just dominate our increasingly valuable attention . So as individuals , it's important to verify that the information we consume is factual and reliable .

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  11. Gov. Cuomo suggests special session for flood reliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a special legislative session may be needed this fall to increase assistance for those affected by floods along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The Democrat wrote to lawmakers in the affected region on Tuesday.

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  12. NY lawmakers to discuss Lake Ontario floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    New York state lawmakers are looking at the causes of recent flooding along the shorelines of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The state Senate will hold a hearing Tuesday in the Oswego County town of Mexico on the spring and summer floods.

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  13. Lawmakers set hearing on Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    New York state lawmakers are planning to hold a hearing on recent flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. State Senator Patty Ritchie and State Assemblyman Will Barclay will co-host the hearing Oct. 10 in the community of Mexico in Oswego County.

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  14. Lake Ontario flood victims look for FEMA aidRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Hurricanes in the southern U.S. have captured the nation's attention and federal aid. That's a concern in New York, where lawmakers are still seeking federal funds to help residents and businesses after months of flooding along Lake Ontario.

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  15. Regional disaster responders head south to Irma-wracked Florida and CaribbeanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Civilian aid workers, utilities crews and National Guard personnel from New York to Ontario have been dispatched to help out in areas devastated by Hurricane Irma. The Red Cross says 23 volunteers from the eastern New York region are heading to southern states and the U.S. Virgin islands to help with hurricane relief.

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  16. Spring rain caused severe sewage overflows in Lake OntarioRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Municipal sewage treatment plants leaked large amounts of untreated sewage into Lake Ontario during heavy spring rains. Photo: Amsterdam, New York , Creative Commons, some rights reserved This spring's heavy rains caused record-breaking flooding along Lake Ontario's shoreline. 2 comments

  17. Help document the summer of high water on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Researchers are trying to document the summer of high water on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. They're asking shoreline residents and local officials to fill out an online survey.

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  18. Regulators reduce outflows to keep St. Lawrence River from falling too fastRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Lake Ontario is down a foot since hitting its highest level in a hundred years of record keeping last May. The water is still really high, though. It 'N' N- ... 'a s 'Nz 'N' ' 'a s 'N- 'a s ' ... 'N' ' 'a s 'N- 'a s ' ...s causing damage from Buffalo to Cape Vincent, especially on windy days like over the weekend.

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  19. Replicas of Columbus ships stir native protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Two replica Christopher Columbus ships are sailing across the Great Lakes this summer, offering visitors a chance to learn about the famous explorer's voyages. But some say the ships only tell half of a story.

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