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    Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom installation planned to begin

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    From Niagara Frontier Publications (from last Friday):

    Placement of the 22 spans of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom is about to start.

    Each winter since 1964, the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom has been installed near the outlet of Lake Erie to reduce the amount of ice entering the Niagara River. Reduction in ice entering the river reduces the potential for ice jams, which can result in damage to shoreline property and significantly reduce water flow for hydroelectric power production.

    Under the International Joint Commission’s 1999 Supplementary Order of Approval, placement of the spans may begin when the Lake Erie water temperature at Buffalo reaches 4ºC (39ºF) or on Dec. 16, whichever comes first. Installation of the ice boom is planned to begin today, weather permitting.

    Nature gives Niagara Falls an icy new look

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

    If you thought it felt icy out there Friday, take a look at some of these stone-cold shots we took up in Niagara Falls!

    Trees, view finders and street lamps located near one of the most breath-taking sites in all of Western New York are covered in ice! Temperatures have remained below freezing over the past few days, allowing water droplets from the falls to accumulate and freeze on to objects such as trees, cars, railings, sidewalks etc…

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