High Water Level Resource Page

Sandbags | State of Emergency | International Joint Commission

As homeowners and businesses living on or near Lake Ontario & Irondequoit Bay continue to be confronted with rising water levels, the Town of Irondequoit stands ready to help. As always, residents may call the Department of Public Works operations center at 336-6090


The Town of Irondequoit will continue working with the State of New York to ensure there is an adequate supply of sandbags for homeowners. In addition to the permanent staging area at the Department of Public Works offices at 2180 East Ridge Road, the town has set up satellite distribution sites at the following locations:

  • Spezio Park (St Paul Blvd & Wabash Ave) in Summerville
  • Irondequoit Bay Marine Park in Sea Breeze
  • Newport Yacht Club on Seneca Road, Irondequoit Bay
  • Point Pleasant on Irondequoit Bay (near Bay Point Cir)

For more information about sandbag availability, please call 336-6090.

State of Emergency:

Effective May 9, 2019, the County of Monroe has declared a State of Emergency in response to rising lake levels. Coupled with this is an emergency order regulating speed of water vessels along Lake Ontario and Irondequoit Bay. Boaters should observe the following no-wake speed limits until the emergency order is rescinded:

  • 5 mph Speed Limit throughout Irondequoit Bay
  • 5 mph speed limit in Lake Ontario within 500 feet

International Joint Commission:

The International Lake Ontario-St Lawrence River Board, is tasked with ensuring that releases at the Moses-Saunders Dam comply with the 2014 Regulation Plan for water levels and flows.

For more information about the Board, please visit the Board’s website.

For current lake levels, visit here.