Brighton mayor prepares to take on international body to end flooding in Lake Ontario

It is almost a David and Goliath story. Brighton council charged Mayor Brian Orstrander to write the International Joint Commission, the organization in charge of controlling the water levels in Lake Ontario. They are concerned about a new water control plan introduced in 2014. It replaced a 60-year old document in the hopes of protecting coastal habitat along the north shore. Instead, some say, it has created the flooding problems facing so many municipalities, including Brighton. The evidence is two record-breaking floods in three years, says the mayor. Orstrander hopes to get other municipalities to join him in getting the commission to re-evaluate the new water plan and, hopefully, stop the flooding. Listen to his story.

Originally aired: June 14, 2014

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