Lake Ontario St. Lawrence River Plan 2014


Comment Received

IJC Response

By increasing hydropower production, Plan 2014 reduces air pollution and carbon emissions.

Hydropower is an emission-free, renewable energy source. The IJC acknowledges this but the Study Board did not calculate and the IJC does not claim a monetary value for this improvement.

How does Plan 2014 provide protection against ice jams?



Plan 2014 and Plan 1958DD include exactly the same procedures for preventing ice jams. When ice begins to form, releases are adjusted in both plans to promote the formation of a stable ice cover, and then releases are limited to avoid breaking that ice cover.