More details of St. Lawrence River water level plan put online
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 9:05 am

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has made additional information available online about Plan Bv7, a plan under consideration for regulating water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

This information includes:

• Graphs at comparing simulated Plan Bv7 levels and actual recorded levels for 2001-2011. The simulated Plan Bv7 levels were reviewed on a week-by-week basis to include flow adjustments and deviations from the plan flow that the IJC Board would likely have made in response to actual circumstances during this time period.

• A technical description of Plan Bv7 at

• An information note at reaffirming that storm surge and wave conditions were incorporated into the analysis of Plan Bv7.

In addition, the times and locations of 12 public information sessions to be held from May 15-June 7 in New York, Ontario and Quebec are available at Written comments about Plan Bv7 are invited and may be submitted via or to either Frank Bevacqua in Washington at (202) 736-9024, [email protected], or Bernard Beckhoff, in Ottawa at (613) 947-1420, [email protected].