Lake Ontario water levels in Hamilton could go higher

Officials are keeping a close watch on the water levels in Lake Ontario which could reach the record levels set two years ago.

Jonathan Bastien with The Hamilton Conservation Authority tells the CBC, water levels in Lake Ontario are about 63 centimetres above the average for this time of year.

Sections of the Waterfront Trail along the Beach Strip have been closed, and the Royal Botanical Gardens says some trails are flooded including Cootes Trail, Spencer Creek Trail and Grindstone Marsh.

Looking ahead at the long range forecast, the water levels in the lake could rise by another 10 cm before they are expected to recede by mid July.

Right now there are concerns high winds and waves could cause problems for homeowners along the shore.