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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

Kucko captures stunning photos, video along Lake Ontario as 65+ mph winds recorded

Kucko captures stunning photos, video along Lake Ontario as 65+ mph winds recorded
The winds were powerful and damaging throughout the Finger Lakes on Thursday and Friday as the residents dealt with power outages, downed trees, and other damage. However, John Kucko, of WROC-TV in Rochester captured some stunning photos and video along the Lake Ontario shoreline – where he experienced wind gusts of 65 to 70 mph. Here are some of his... more

Cuomo announces $41M for Wayne County to prevent Lake Ontario flooding

Cuomo announces $41M for Wayne County to prevent Lake Ontario flooding
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the state is providing $43 million for Monroe County and $41 million for Wayne County for a total of $84 million to advance 43 projects across the two regions as part of the first round of funding under the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI. REDI was launched by... more
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