NYPA crews pull one of the first pontoon strings out to Lake Erie to begin the installation of the ice boom for the 2018-19 ice season.

Ice Boom Information

Installation of the boom began on Friday December 10, 2021. As of end of day December 10, ten strings had been installed. New York Power Authority plans to continue work subject to safe on-water working conditions.


Installation of the Lake Erie - Niagara River Ice Boom is about to start for the 2021/22 ice season. Installation of the Ice Boom is scheduled to start as early as Friday December 10, 2020.

Learn more about 2021 installation of the ice boom


More Ice Boom Information

Ice Boom Reports can be found here.

The Ice Boom is operated by the New York Power Authority to reduce the potential for ice jams in the Niagara River. For further information, see Frequently Asked Questions on the Ice Boom.

The New York Power Authority Ice Boom camera shows current images of the boom.

This video from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers describes the boom and how it is monitored in cooperation with the International Niagara Board of Control and other agencies.