New York Senator Chuck Schumer plans to call on the Army Corps of Engineers to provide funding for repairs to flood-ravaged infrastructure at Little Sodus Bay Harbor on Lake Ontario.
Schumer plans to tour the area Monday morning to survey damage from the winter. A pier and a barrier bar began to collapse in February, putting the village of Fair Haven more at risk.
The senator was in Greece last week, pushing for the funding of The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study, which aims to create new protections for land and properties along the shoreline.
Flooding on Lake Ontario has occurred twice in the past three years, and Schumer says the lake’s water levels already have exceeded 2017’s record high and are still climbing.