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Lakeshore homeowners create group to fight Plan 2014

Posted at 11:17 PM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 23:17:48-04

The water levels on Lake Ontario have receded compared to earlier this year, but there are plenty of questions left over for the people who live on the southern shore of the Great Lake.

United Shoreline is a new group created by frustrated lakeshore property owners. Friday, they met at the Wilson Fire Hall to talk about next steps when it comes to Lake Ontario water levels and Plan 2014. 

Plan 2014 was put into place this past winter by the International Joint Commission. Most along the shore blame the plan for this year's flooding. The IJC says it's because of increased rainfall. 

United Shoreline is teaming up with local politicians to apply extra pressure on the federal government and President Donald Trump to change the make-up of the IJC's board.    

“It's a very difficult process that we have ahead of us,” said Timothy Smith, the lakeshore owner from Kendall helped create United Shoreline. 

A big concern for these lakeshore homeowners is lake levels for next year. They fear with Plan 2014 in place, they'll see similar flooding. 

United Shoreline is also trying to help lakeshore homeowners by providing the appropriate paper work needed to apply for state assistance. The group's next meeting will be in Sodus.