Nearing historic highs: Lake Ontario water level update

Water levels in Lake Ontario are just 7 cm below historic highs hit two years ago, when flooding shut down parts of Lakeside Park and delayed the opening of the carousel.

The opening of the carousel has also been delayed this year, with no opening date set as of right now.

The NPCA says water levels are anticipated to keep rising, peak in June and then level off.

Officials say home and business owners along the Lake Ontario shoreline should pay close attention to weather systems that could bring high winds and storm surges.

Windy and stormy weather can push water levels even higher which could cause erosion, damaging waves and flooding.