Weekly Water Levels Update 04-30-2018
The last 2 weeks rain/snow have resulted in several inches of rise. We are about 4 inches above this months forecast but in line with last months. The current weekly forecast calls for 2 more inches in the next 4 weeks. That would bring us to a bit below 246.7, well below where we were last year. One of the goals of Plan 2014 was to move the peak water level to late April/ early May. We are forecast to peak mid May.
The May monthly forecast will be out over the weekend.
Please reach out if you have any questions.
Mayor Dave McDowell
Water Level Update - April 6, 2018
The April monthly forecast was released this morning by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and it reveals good news. The forecasted high level of the water in June is 246.5, a foot below flood stage and 2.5 feet below last year's high. Even a very wet spring only gets us to 247.3. Wayne County Emergency Management spoke with the National Weather Service this morning and they confirmed they do not see any precipitation patterns that approach what we had last year. So it looks like we are in for a great summer.
Planning continues -- we expect delivery of the NYS pumps next week. We already have 100,000 sandbags on hand to fill if needed. For those that have plastic covered sandbags in your yards, we ask that you leave them for a few more weeks. Any unwrapped sandbags on seawalls can come down. The sand can be spread in yards or put into the bay. The bags should go into the trash.
We continue to meet with Wayne County Emergency Management and the impacted towns and villages. We will have another update later this month. Let's all plan on a hot, fun summer.
April Forecast below, and on the Village website at /#waterlevels
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Village of Sodus Point Mayor