Dam Gates Lowered To Reduce St. Lawrence River Levels
The St. Lawrence River Board of Control has ordered the gates lowered on the Iroquois Dam Wednesday because of increased water levels on Lake St. Lawrence.
The gates are being lowered to help prevent Lake St. Lawrence -- between Waddington and Massena -- from rising too high.
Iroquois Dam is located upstream of the Robert Moses-Robert H. Saunders Power Dam near Massena and regulates the outflow from Lake Ontario and the water level of Lake St. Lawrence.
Officials say lowering the gates will require recreational boaters to use Iroquois Lock to pass through the dam.
See our story on the high water levels in that section of the St. Lawrence River.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Watertown, NY
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