4 Areas We Focus On
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.
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…
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…
Rising Water Levels in Lake Ontario
Village of Sodus Point Update –April 29, 2019
We are moving into full flood protection mode. The current water level is 247.25. Last week’s forecast indicated another 11 inches by May 24th. That would bring us to approximately 247.9, a foot lower than 2017 but above our flood stage of 247.3. I will be sending frequent updates about both our plans which I expect will change often and the conditions and forecasts as they change.
Yesterday, NYS Fire showed up with an aqua-dam which was placed on the empty lot on the east end of Greig St. This will save us 50 pallets of sandbags. This expense is an NYS expense and not something the village has to pay for.
On Friday the 26th, NYS began making sandbags with NYS Department of Corrections resources at the Sodus DOT facility. Some of those bags will be used in Sodus Point; others will be used in Huron and Wolcott.
Today we expect the delivery of the 6 pumps that were ordered. Wayne County Highway will come tomorrow and service them for placement on Wednesday. The Sheriff divers are scheduled to come later in the day on Wednesday to plug the drains so that we can pump.
On Wednesday, the Wayne County Department of Corrections will be at the highway barn to begin to make sandbags. They are tasked with making 40,000 bags over the next 2-3 weeks. All bags will be wrapped and stored until the decision is made to place the bags. When that decision is made, NYS resources will come into the village to complete that task which is expected to take approximately 5 days. We do not expect residents to have to handle sandbags.
5 Easy Things You Can Do To Get Involved with SOS:
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Recent Photos can show what is happening in Sodus Bay. One fast and easy way to show your photos of the Bay is using Instagram. Just use #hashtags #SodusBay #SaveOurSodus #BlueGreenAlgaeSOS, and we will include those pictures in our Instagram photo feed that is frequently updated.
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SOS organizes various events – meetings with different agencies’ representatives that formulate policies effecting Sodus Bay’s health, educational fairs, cleanup activities (like pulling out water chestnuts, etc.) and your involvement is critical. We know you want to help. Remember to get on our email list so you can. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page and fill out a quick form. We hope to see you!
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.