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Lake Ontario shoreline (File photo)
Lake Ontario shoreline (File photo)

Local communities asked to take survey on Lake Ontario conditions


Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:05 am

Public survey open until July 7 

Legislator Irene Myers encouraged Niagara County residents along the Lake Ontario shoreline to participate in a survey on changing lake conditions as part of the Niagara Orleans Coastal Lakeshore Economy and Resiliency (CLEAR) initiative.

“The CLEAR initiative was launched by New York state in response to the extreme high-water levels in Lake Ontario experienced in 2017 and again in 2019,” she said. “This planning effort aims to help shoreline communities in Niagara and Orleans counties identify ways to increase their long-term resilience to changing lake conditions, including high- and low-water events, flooding and erosion.”

Myers said the CLEAR initiative will engage local communities over the next several months to develop a long-term strategic plan for coastal resiliency. Residents, businesses and other stakeholders along the Lake Ontario and Niagara River shorelines are being asked by New York state to share their input via a public survey that can be taken at www.niagaraorleansclear.com centered on how the changing lake conditions are impacting the community.

The survey is open until July 7. 

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