In this video Save Our Sodus’ President Dave McDowell talks about the likely flood, the Coalition Fight Plan 2014, East Breakwall, and urges all waterfront property owners to prepare…

Water Level of the Great Lakes on January 17, 2020

On January 17, Lake Ontario water level is 246.19′, which is 1 inch higher than a month ago, 9 inches higher than a year ago at that time and 19 inches higher than a long-term average for that time of the year. By February 17 the lake level will go up 4 inches.

Source: The US Army Corps of engineers.

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WHAT WE’RE DOING:

“JOINING FORCES, FIGHT PLAN 2014” CAMPAIGN – launched December 19,2019

On December 19, the presidents of United Shoreline Ontario and Lake Ontario St. Lawrence River Alliance as well as Ed Leroux of Save our Sodus, began a media campaign aimed at raising awareness and further donations for the efforts all three are undertaking to take the fight to Washington and Ottawa. They held a press call with 10 press outlets and began doing interviews in print, online, radio, and TV to elevate the publicity around their effort.

WHAT IS THAT EFFORT?

They have partnered together in this effort, and intend to pursue a strategy of supporting each other in all efforts to fight plan 2014 going forward. 
They now have a growing media list which is being maintained, a gmail address: fightplan2014@gmail.com, and are actively soliciting new members and donations to fund the next steps of their cause.

Their efforts are being facilitated by Jessica Stone, a former White House correspondent from Washington, D.C. who is also advising on media and lobbying/litigation strategy. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Three ways you can help:
  1. Share the information with all your friends that care about Lake Levels and the health of Sodus Bay. Email, Facebook, Twitter.
  2. Contact your representatives NOW, because thousands of letters and emails received in one week have more “punch”. Click on the “Addresses and Sample Letter” button below.
  3. Donate to the Legal Fund. Click on “Donate to Legal Fund” button below.

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ADDRESSES AND SAMPLE LETTER

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In order to cause the IJC to REPEAL or MODIFY PLAN 2014, many things need to happen.

THE LEAST WE ALL CAN DO, if we are not happy with the current plan, is to spend a little time and contact our representatives that, in turn, could vote to make the changes or influence the IJC in other ways so that they stop flooding us.

Sodus Point Federal & State Representatives to Contact:

Here’s a Sample Letter to Write to Your Representatives

Date:

The Honorable Charles E. Schumer
United States Senate
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

 

I’m writing you today as a proud resident of Wayne County, NY. I live along Lake Ontario. As you know, we experienced severe flooding in 2017 and in 2019. We contend that the International Joint Commission is violating its own guidelines, specifically, Criterion H14 in Plan 2014 which states as follows:

• In the event that Lake Ontario water levels reach or exceed extremely high levels, the works in the International Rapids Section shall be operated to provide all possible relief to the riparian owners upstream and downstream. (emphasis added)

In the event that Lake Ontario levels reach or fall below extremely low levels the works in the International Rapids Section shall be operated to provide all possible relief to municipal water intakes, navigation and power purposes, upstream and downstream. The high and low water levels at which this provision applies will be established by a Commission directive to the Board.

Although, the IJC and the residents both agree that we experienced “extremely high water levels” in 2017 and 2019, the IJC failed to meet its obligation to give riparians — those of us who live along the lake — “all possible relief.”

As we prepare for the possibility that 2020 will again bring “extremely high water levels,” we are asking for your help to keep the IJC and its associated boards accountable to its own Plan 2014.

We ask you to make sure the rights of land and business owners on the shores of Lake Ontario are not overwhelmed by the financial and political interests of the American and Canadian shipping industries.

Sincerely,
_______________________

Address:  ________________

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