Ice boom won’t be removed by April 1

Courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory. Taken February 19, 2014.
Courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory. Taken February 19, 2014.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Officials have determined the ice boom will not be removed from Lake Erie-Niagara River by April 1.

On Thursday, the International Joint Commission’s International Niagara Board of Control announced that because the eastern basin of Lake Erie is still 95 percent covered by ice, the boom will remain in place. There is no set date for when the ice boom will be removed.

The commission says satellite imagery and reconnaissance flights will be used to determine when the boom can be removed from the water.

The latest the boom has ever been removed was on May 3, 1971.

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