High Water Level Resource Page

Flood Relief & Recovery Grant | Sandbags | 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


Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Flood Relief and Recovery Grant Program:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo pledged up to $20 million to assist homeowners directly impacted by historic Lake Ontario flooding in 2019. Homeowners residing in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne counties are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in state funding to help offset damages to their primary residence.

Primary homeowners in these counties who were impacted by flooding between January 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019 may apply. The application period will open on October 1, 2019 and close on October 31, 2019.

For more information, please click here.


Sandbags:

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.


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.