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Preparations are underway for the removal of the Lake Erie – Niagara River Ice Boom
BUFFALO, NEW YORK; BURLINGTON, ONT. Based on the present heavy ice cover remaining on eastern Lake Erie, removal of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom has not started. The International Joint Commission’s International Niagara Board of Control has determined that the Lake Erie-Niagara River…
Lake Erie - Niagara River Ice Boom Installation Media Advisory for the 2018-19 Ice Season.
Considering the lack of ice cover on the lake and the absence of an ice buildup in the Maid-of-the-Mist Pool below Niagara Falls, preparations are underway for the removal of the Lake Erie – Niagara River Ice Boom.

Based on the present heavy ice cover remaining on eastern Lake Erie, removal of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom has not started.

New York Power Authority marine crews began installing the Ice Boom on 16 December 2017.

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. 
Preparations are underway for the removal of the Lake Erie – Niagara River Ice Boom.
Placement of the 22 spans of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom is about to start.

LAKE ERIE – NIAGARA RIVER ICE BOOM Ice Boom to be Removed BUFFALO, NEW YORK; BURLINGTON, ONTARIO – Preparations are underway for the removal of the Lake Erie – Niagara River Ice Boom.