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Plan 2014

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An overwhelming number of residents along the Lake Ontario shoreline in the Rochester area say it was Plan 2014, and not climate change, that caused recent flooding.

Those are the preliminary findings of a study led by the Rochester Institute of Technology and funded by the National Science Foundation.

Students from across the country conducted the study by talking to shoreline residents both online and in person in July.

Property owners along the shores of Lake Ontario are dealing with devastating flooding. Soon, many will be faced with decisions related to how much to replant or rebuild.

We discuss the situation on the lakeshore and what it means for future development and home ownership. Our guests: