I commend Brian Kelly and Marcus Wolf for the excellent article on water levels published in the July 7 edition of the Watertown Daily Times. The article shows, through an interview with a scientist who has worked on Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River water levels for decades and research on the issue, the complexities of dealing with all of the inflows of water influencing the water levels of the lake and river.

Record-setting water levels in the Great Lakes and precipitation have combined to create historic high waters in the system. Let’s hope that warmer temperatures and dry conditions will continue to allow the water levels to recede so that we can all get back on the river.

John Peach


The writer is executive director of Save the River.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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