Cuomo critical of IJC for reducing Lake Ontario outflow

Cuomo critical of IJC for reducing Lake Ontario outflow

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By Spectrum News Staff

Gov. Cuomo is blasting a decision by the International Joint Commission to reduce outflow from Lake Ontario, even as water levels drop.

The IJC says it will scale back on the amount of water allowed into the Saint Lawrence River.

This comes after the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers said Lake Ontario’s water level dropped by eight inches in the last month and is expected to drop another ten inches in the next month.

Gov. Cuomo disagrees with the move and wants the decision reversed. He said, in part, “Once again, the International Joint Commission has demonstrated extreme disregard for New Yorkers by prioritizing shipping interests over the safety and security of people living along Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River. ”

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