The regulation of Lake Ontario water level began on April 20, 1960. In recent years, there have been many Lake Ontario residents dissatisfied with the erosion damage to their properties. Many believe that the increase in erosion has been caused by the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control maintaining a water level which is too high. The scope of this thesis was to first identify what the actual change in the lake level has been since regulation began and then to determine how much of this difference could be attributed to regulation and how much should be attributed to the supply change. The results indicate that the major cause is the increase in supplies.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ontario, Lake (N.Y. and Ont.); Great Lakes (North America); Water levels
Department, Program, or Center
Mechanical Engineering (KGCOE)
Fetzner, Matthew, "Statistical analysis of Lake Ontario water levels" (1999). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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