Our Mission is to PRESERVE, PROTECT and IMPROVE Great Sodus Bay

4 Areas We Focus On

Shoreline

In order to keep integrity of Sodus Bay shoreline it is vital to maintain piers, keep reinforcing Crescent Beach and break walls that can easily be damaged by storms, waves, winds, rain… Read more about Shoreline Protection.

Wetlands

To improve the Health of Sodus Bay we need to revitalize Wetland areas at the outfalls of the six major tributaries that feed the bay and to mitigate pollutant laden sediments on the bottom of the bay. Read more about Wetlands… 

Channel

The Channel between Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario is getting shallower which prohibits some mariners from coming to our bay. It also hinders water exchange in the Bay which leads to increased weed growth.  Read more…

Invasive Species

The Great Lakes – and Sodus Bay – have been subjected to arrival of invasive species since the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The biggest threat today is presented by… Read More

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Rising Water Levels in Lake Ontario

Village of Sodus Point Update – June 4, 2019

Today’s water level is 249.02, up 22 inches in the month of May. The Ottawa river has crested and the outflow from Lake Ontario is now at 9,800 cubic meters per second. This is still about a 1,000 meters per second short of the total inflows. According to the Governor’s Office, we will be even by the weekend and will start to see a decline next week. The IJC forecast is not so definitive but it is clear we are close to cresting.
We hope to finish up the latest round of sandbagging tomorrow. We will not be delivering any more bags unless there is a clear breach. Sandbags will remain available in the north municipal lot. We were told we ran out this weekend but there were still some there. They are in the NW corner if you do not immediately see them.
On May 29, 2019 Gov. Andrew Cuomo  announced the creation of The Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) commission to look for ways to reinforce the Lake Ontario shoreline and better protect communities and public facilities against future flooding. 
I will be attending a meeting on Monday, June 10th regarding the new REDI initiative. I hope to learn more about what is planned as well as present some of the ideas we have for our village. If you have ideas that relate to resiliency or economic development, please pass them along.
Dave McDowell
Lake Ontario (left) and Sodus Bay separated by Charles Point/Crescent Beach

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Bring your suspicious water samples to the Sodus Point Village Hall, ESF will pick them up each Wednesday in season and test the sample.  Results will be shared with you.  There is an information collection form available at the drop off.

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Message From Dave McDowell, SOS President

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