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Lakeshore flood watch in effect Sunday to Tuesday

Photo by Tom Rivers: A dock in the Oak Orchard Harbor is shown on a foggy Tuesday afternoon. The water levels are up this year in Lake Ontario and tributaries.

Staff Reports Posted 31 May 2019 at 12:54 pm

A lakeshore flood watch is in effect from 6 p.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

The flood watch includes the counties of Orleans, Niagara, Monroe, Wayne, northern Cayuga and Oswego counties.

“The combination of very high lake levels and moderate to strong northwest winds will result in greater wave action and an increase in lakeshore flooding on the southern shoreline of Lake Ontario,” the Weather Service said.

Lakeshore flooding may increase, especially in bays, inlets, and other low-lying areas along the shoreline with wave action producing an increase in shoreline erosion, the Weather Service said.

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