Wilson marina reels with already damaged docks as water level threatens to rise

Posted at 11:24 PM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 23:24:09-04

Moyer's Marina has been in Wilson since 1964. The weather this summer has lead to more water than usual entering Lake Ontario, properties are seeing a large amount of damage to their properties. 

"Normally in July the water would be a foot below our dock" Mike Moyer, owner of Moyer's Marina, said.

The levels may see a jump within the next few days as a flood warning was given to Niagara County. If it hits the Marina shore, they could have a huge problem on their hands. 

"We're still way higher than we've ever been," Moyer said, "Its never been this high even in the spring."

The International Joint Commission is in charge with monitoring the levels of the Lake. 

In a release, the IJC stated "Water levels have been generally declining on Lake Ontario."

When speaking with Moyer's Marina long time owner Margaret Moyer, she does not believe that is the case, and is looking for the IJC to come up with a solution. 

"They've taken my life away, and you get no help," Margaret said, "it's heartbreaking."

Margaret is just hoping that her land can return to the way it was.

"I used to call it god's country," she said, "god's country, just beautiful."