New IJC chairwoman will ask to suspend “Plan 2014” amid Lake Ontario flooding

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GREECE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) Incoming International Joint Commission Chairwoman, Jane Corwin, and her two fellow incoming U.S. IJC board members are calling for a meeting to propose the suspension of the group’s current plan that manages Lake Ontario’s water level.

According to an IJC Spokesperson, while a date for a meeting has not been set, “the commissioners will meet in the near future to consider additional potential flood relief measures, as well as the performance of plan 2014.”

This comes amid widespread flooding along the southern shoreline and after the flooding of 2017.

Neighbors and lawmakers have blamed “Plan 2014,” which sought higher lake levels, for the recent flooding damage, but the IJC has maintained it has been the result of weather conditions.

The Spokesperson added, “modification or suspension of “Plan 2014” would be part of a longer-term process requiring the IJC commissioners to reach consensus.”

A consensus would require one of the three Canadian Commissioners to break ties and side with the American delegates.

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