Schumer: Sodus Bay breakwall to be fixed

SODUS POINT — With Wayne County homeowners on hand Thursday, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced $4.5 million in federal funding that he said will finally repair and rebuild a battered breakwall on Sodus Bay to combat flooding from Lake Ontario.

Work on the Charles Point barrier breakwall will be overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. There is no target date for the work, but Schumer said a better wall is needed to protect the bay and safeguard homes on the Charles Point bluff that are at risk of falling into the water.

Schumer also announced a new campaign to repair and restore Wayne County’s other barrier beaches and bays damaged by lake flooding. He urged a U.S. Commerce Department agency to quickly approve a $1.5 grant county officials are pursuing to stabilize and repair Crescent Beach, Blind Sodus Bay, and Port Bay.

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