Great Lakes High Water

Mar 10, 2020

Boating Industry Canada News Week is sharing this press release from United Shoreline Ontario because we know many of our readers are business people who may be affected by Lake Ontario high water levels, through either direct effects to their shoreline businesses, or because their customers are impacted. These effects can reduce boat sales, usage and repair revenues.

Our readers may want to refer to the attached research information or to enter into dialogue with these organizations.

DID YOU KNOW — Flooding on Lake Ontario disproportionally disadvantages the elderly, those without the means to combat the damage or to insure their homes?

Since the beginning of February, United Shoreline Ontario has conducted an informal survey of more than 700 shoreline households in Ontario Province and New York State to paint a picture of the impact of the flooding and residents’ ability to mitigate it.

“United Shoreline Ontario wants to better understand and record the human toll of the damaging 2017 and 2019 high water, flooding and erosion,” said Sarah Delicate, USO President, “We are calling on government agencies in both countries to conduct a formal survey to count the cost of this devastation to their constituents.”


View the results  

Ontario Fact Sheet  

New York Fact Sheet


“I’m facing the reality that I can lose my home, and we don’t have enough money to start over.” 

“We are a retired couple with health issues. We are financially and emotionally drained. We have both worked in the service industry for over 50 years in Ontario, and now we face complete bankruptcy because of 2017 and 2019.” 

“We’re over 70 and only have a car with capacity of maybe 10 bags. So far we have placed over 300 bags with no support whatsoever. It’s been a struggle and painful.” 




United Shoreline Ontario’s (USO) objective is to engage governments and private home owners towards the protection of lakeshore homes, families, businesses, emergency responders and municipalities from violent or wide-spread lake surge flooding. This flooding is predicted with the implementation of Plan 2014 and the implications of climate change.

USO partners with the below organizations:
Lake Ontario St. Lawrence River Alliance (LOSLRA) is dedicated to fighting for the legal rights of landowners, homeowners, and small businesses along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. We are a 501C4.

Save our Sodus (SOS) is a non-profit with a mission to Protect, Preserve and Improve Great Sodus Bay.  We are a 501C3.


FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LOSLRA/ 



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