The directive, according to Katko, mandates the commission to "provide adequate protections for coastal community residents and businesses."
In the letter, Brindisi, Katko and Morelle request information from the IJC about efforts to protect the shoreline from flooding. They also want the commission to explain what will be done to "redress the catastrophic injuries sustained by our communities in the years since Plan 2014 took effect."
"Water-level regulation procedures authorized under Plan 2014 directly impact the well-being of
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Flooding occurred in 2017 -- months after Plan 2014's adoption. The then-record water levels caused millions of dollars in damage. President
While there wasn't flooding in 2018, high water levels returned this year. The lake eclipsed 249 feet -- a new record -- and flooding was reported in several
Katko is one of several elected officials who have blamed Plan 2014 and the IJC for flooding. The commission, which consists of
In October, Gov.
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