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Sodus Chamber to host meeting to talk flooding along Lake Ontario

Sodus Chamber to host meeting to talk flooding along Lake Ontario
The Sodus Chamber of Commerce has entered the discussion and debate around rising waters on Lake Ontario. For the last several years shoreline residents and businesses have been adversely impacted by water management on the lake. The Chamber plans to hold a meeting on Thursday, March 5th at the Alton Fire Department located at 5755 Route 14 to discuss the... more

$4.5 million coming to Sodus Bay Harbor for repairs

$4.5 million coming to Sodus Bay Harbor for repairs
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has received $91,256,500 in the Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan, to complete projects across the District’s area of responsibility. This is in addition to the $24,562,000 the District has already received in the Fiscal Year 2020 President’s Budget. “This is a critical time for investments in our nation’s infrastructure,” said Lt. Col... more

State of emergency declared in Sodus Point as Lake Ontario rises

State of emergency declared in Sodus Point as Lake Ontario rises
The Village of Sodus Point has declared a special state of emergency on Monday to allow response teams to assess sandbags and break walls on private property, as rising waters become an issue. Above normal water levels have become common along Lake Ontario. Earlier on Monday, it was reported that experts believed that the lake would reach 250 inches –... more

Two fishermen rescued from Sodus Bay after falling through ice

Two fishermen rescued from Sodus Bay after falling through ice
Two fishermen were rescued by first responders after they crashed through the ice on Sodus Bay. A father and son were reportedly ice fishing near Hunter Point Road when the ice gave way. The Alton Fire Department responded to the scene with help from other departments. Witnesses called 911 around 12:15 p.m. Rescue crews promptly responded and rescued the fishermen... more

Dozens of volunteers work at Crescent Beach over the weekend to address 40+ feet of erosion

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Work is underway to try to prevent further erosion from high waters along Lake Ontario at Crescent Beach. Dozens of volunteers from around Sodus Bay convened and joined forces at the east end of Crescent Beach, near Lake Bluff, to help prevent future erosion through a mitigation project that will protect the bay. Storms this past fall did significant damage... more

Wayne Supervisors transfer $1.5M to match $30M coming in for shoreline REDI projects

Supervisors transfer $1.5M to match $30M coming in for shoreline REDI projects
Officials in Wayne County have signed on to a program through New York State aimed at helping communities impacted by shoreline flooding. Earlier this month, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved transferring $1.5 million from its fund balance into a new capital fund as part of a 5% match. The state is allocating more than $30 million to help prepare... more

Wayne supervisors to discuss shoreline projects

Wayne supervisors to discuss shoreline projects
The state’s planned $41 million program to protect some of Wayne County’s most valuable property from Lake Ontario’s rising waters is good news to County Administrator Rick House. However, House said, the next step is getting those flood-mitigation projects off the ground in as timely a manner as possible. “It’s welcomed, but there are a lot of logistical issues,” House... more

Lake Ontario water level raising concerns again; early-season snow doesn’t help

Lake Ontario water level raising concerns again; early-season snow doesn’t help
The waters of Lake Ontario are at near-record levels for early November, raising the possibility of still more shoreline flooding next spring. It’s a continuation of bad news for people who live and work on the Lake Ontario shoreline, which was inundated by high water in 2017 and again this year. And there is little regulators can do to influence the water... more

Recovery in Sodus Point could become a model for other shoreline communities

Sodus Point flood recovery effort could become model for other shoreline communities
The Post-Flood Recovery Building Workshop for the Village of Sodus Point, a project organized by the Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council and New York Sea Grant, has received a 2019 Public Outreach Award from the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association. The resiliency building effort is ongoing in Sodus Point and has contributed to a community-level visioning... more

State officials get Sodus Point Beach tour

State officials get Sodus Point Beach tour
On a chilly Friday, with summer visitors long gone, state officials toured one of the project sites set to receive funding under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI. At Sodus Point Beach Park, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, were state Housing and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas and Department of Environmental Conservation... more
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