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Sodus Point mayor says they’re open for business

Mayor Dave McDowell said the village is ready for rising lake waters and stresses visitors should come and enjoy all that the quaint lakeside community offers.

“We are continuing to monitor the situation on a round-the-clock basis,” he said last week. “Whereas we can never fully predict where the water levels will top out, it is important for everyone — homeowners, visitors, summer residents, fishermen and lake lovers everywhere — to know that we are working together to do the very best that we possibly can to control and mitigate damage and accessibility. We learned a lot of things the hard way in 2017 and we are putting that experience to work in the days ahead.”

McDowell noted that Sodus Point is frequently one of the first communities to experience the effects of high lake levels, and the village suffered considerable damage in 2017 during record-setting levels that caused millions of dollars in shoreline damage on Lake Ontario’s southern shore.

McDowell said the level has continued to rise and now stands at 247.4 feet above sea level, a cause for concern, but significantly lower than the devastating flooding of 2017.

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