Despite Being Lower, Water Levels Still Cause Problems

Despite Being Lower, Water Levels Still Cause Problems

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Water levels on Lake Ontario are down six inches from their peak.

But that doesn't man some businesses and property owners aren't still having problems.

The problems Coyote Moon Winery in downtown Clayton were having in May are still happening today.

There's still water in the basement, although the owners say its about two inches lower.

The high water, they say, is bringing down profits. Business is off from 25 to 30 percent.

“The village of Clayton is open for business. We have floating docks, all the storefronts are open, we’re all ready to go, we’re ready for customers to come and there just isn’t as many this year, so we’re just trying to make do with less.

According to the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, water levels on the lake are going down a centimeter a day.

The board is still releasing water at the Moses-Saunders and the Long Sault power dams near Massena at rates higher than 350,000 cubic feet per second.

That's the highest amount possible that will allow shipping to continue.

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