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High water levels on lake lead to Iroquois Dam gate closings

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MASSENA—In response to an order by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control, the gates at the Iroquois Dam near Waddington were lowered on Wednesday due to increased water levels on Lake St. Lawrence.

The order to lower the gates was issued to NYPA and Ontario Power Generation, which jointly operate the international Robert Moses-Robert H. Saunders Power Dam.

Iroquois Dam is located upstream of the power dam and regulates the outflow from Lake Ontario and the water level of Lake St. Lawrence. The gates of the Iroquois Dam are being lowered to help prevent Lake St. Lawrence, the section of the river located between Waddington and Massena, from rising too high.

The lowered gates at the Iroquois Dam will require recreational boats to use Iroquois Lock to pass through the dam. The gates will be lowered until further notice.

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