GREECE, N.Y. -- Officials in Greece say Lake Ontario's water levels have gone down about a foot since peak flooding levels, but the water is still two feet higher than average.

Town Supervisor Bill Reilich says with the recent break in rain, crews have been able to do maintenance on some of the equipment being used to help.

"Things are improving, but we're not out of the woods yet. And we're going to monitor this throughout the winter to make sure the lake levels do not get as high as we saw last year. Otherwise, we'll be doing this all over again next spring," Reilich said.

Reilich also says reimbursement checks for flood victims are starting to go through. It's providing much-needed aid to those who had damaged homes.