WATCH: We use cups and straws to demonstrate Lake Ontario flooding and its impacts

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(WSYR-TV) — How does high water across the Great Lakes affect flooding along the southern shore of Lake Ontario? And what impact do IJC outflow changes have on the entire system?

NewsChannel 9’s Rob Hackford used plastic containers and silicone straws to demonstrate why the water is rising along Lake Ontario’s shoreline. It’s a simple experiment that you can also try at home. 

Click the player to watch the demonstration.

For more information on the IJC’s plans, click here.

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