WNY Outdoors Blog

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes, with a surface area of 18 960 square kilometres, but it has the highest ratio of watershed area to lake surface area.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

U.S. Boaters

Ritchie: New Canadian Law Lifts Cloud Over U.S. Boaters

June 14, 2017
(Patty)Ritchie(Republican) Joins Forces With Canadian Senator, Member of Parliament To Boost Tourism and Strengthen Economies Of Two Nations
State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced the passage of a new Canadian law that lifts a cloud of uncertainty over boaters rights on the St. Lawrence River that was hurting 1000 Islands tourism and threatening to sour longstanding bonds of friendship between two of the world’s greatest nations.
Under this new law, American boaters who do not anchor their boat or step foot on Canadian soil do not have to report to Canadian Customs. In addition, the measure will also exempt Canadian boaters from being required to report to their customs officials when they return to Canadian waters, as long as they met the same requirements while they traveled in U.S. waters.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Friday, February 12, 2016


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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Weather Map

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Lake temps

The Lake Erie water temperature is taken at the Buffalo Water Treatment Plant located on Lake Erie at the entrance to the Niagara River.  The reading is taken at a depth of 30 feet. Lake Erie temperature updated : April 18, 2013
Latest Lake Erie Temperature

The Lake Ontario water temperature is taken at the Monroe county water treatment plant near Greece, N.Y. The temperatures is measured at the intake pipes about 1500 feet offshore at a approximate depth of 35 feet. The Lake Ontario temperature occasionally may not be representative of the surface temperature due to upwelling. This process, more common during the summer months, brings colder water from the deeper parts of the lake toward the surface near the temperature sensor. The surface water may be significantly warmer. 
Lake Ontario temperature updated : April 18, 2013
Latest Lake Ontario Temperature

Great Lakes ice cover and water temperature information measured by satellite can be obtained at the Great Lakes Environmental Laboratory site.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014