Project Description

Lake Ontario - Sodus Bay, NY

Maintained by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
43.253 N, 76.963 W


Greater Sodus Bay is located along the south shore of Lake Ontario. The bay is located in Wayne County, New York between the Towns of Huron and Sodus. The Village of Sodus Point is located at the northern end of Sodus Bay.

The Sodus Bay buoy system consists of three NexSens Technologies MB-300 lake buoys. Each buoy communicates to the GLRC via a cellular modem and is powered by three solar-charged battery packs. The center buoy is located in approximately 30 feet of water in the deepest part of the bay. This buoy is equipped with a weather station measuring air temperature, wind speed and direction. A temperature string measures water temperature from surface to bottom in approximately 4 ft intervals. Depth, dissolved oxygen (ODO) and specific conductance is measured via separate YSI sensors located approximately 3 feet below the surface and 3 feet above the bottom. The MB-300 is also capable of supporting additional in-water sensors. We currently are testing a number of different probes for chlorophyll, phycocyanin, turbidity, and water clarity at the north and south buoys. This information is not publicly available at this time. Further information on these buoys and any additional information that may be available can be requested from the GLRC at glrc@esf.edu.

The Sodus Bay buoy system is deployed in mid-May and retrieved in mid-October. In water data from these buoys is not available outside these dates. Weather information from shore stations may be available if technology is permitting. Funding for this buoy comes from the Great Lakes Research Consortium (GLRC), The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS), USEPA via the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), New York Sea Grant, and from SUNY-ESF. We wish to acknowledge the support and help from Save Our Sodus (SOS) Inc. and the many concerned citizens that use the bay.


 

Sodus Bay Center
at 10/13/14 9:30AM

Wind Gust

-1.9

knots

Max Wind Speed

16.8

knots

Min Wind Speed

8.4

knots

Average Wind Speed

11.9

knots

Average Wind Dir

129

Degree

Chlorophyll

74.6

ug/L

Phycocyanin

39.1

ug/L

Phycoerythrin

2.4

ug/L

CDOM

2.8

ug/L

Turb

25.39

NTU

Chlorophyll

3

ug/L

Temp C6

58.77

C

Temp 1m

58.59

C

Temp 2m

58.59

C

Temp 3m

58.32

C

Temp 4m

58.53

C

Temp 5m

58.48

C

Temp 6m

58.51

C

Temp 7m

58.57

C

Temp 8m

58.51

C

Temp 9m

58.50

C

Temp 8.5m

58.59

C

Sp Cond 9m

10.095

mS/cm

ODOSat 9m

6.77

%

ODO 9m

9.7

mg/L

Sp Cond 1m

0.697

mS/cm

ODOSat 1m

9.12

%

ODO 1m

10.1

mg/L

 

Sodus Bay South
at 10/13/14 9:30AM

Bat

10.9

V

Chlorophyll

0.5

ug/L

Phycocyanin

0.0

ug/L

Phycoerythrin

0.0

ug/L

CDOM

0.5

ug/L

Turb

0.00

NTU

Chlorophyll

1

ug/L

Depth C6

0.000

m

Temperature C6

58.53

C

Surface Temp

57.48

C

Surface Conductivity

263

uS/cm

Sal

0.14

PPT

AirTemp

14.20

C

RH

85

%

Barometric Pressure

30.1

inHg

Wind Speed

7.8

knots

Max Wind Speed

14.2

knots

WindDir

342

Deg

SolarRad

127

W/m2

Head

239.0

Deg

WindDir Corr

221

Deg

 

Sodus Bay North
at 10/14/14 7:30AM

Bat

10.5

V

Chlorophyll

-------

Phycocyanin

-------

Phycoerythrin

-------

CDOM

-------

Turb

-------

Chlorophyll

-------

Depth

-------

Temperature C6

-179,968.00

C

at 10/13/14 10:00AM

Surface Temperature

56.65

C

Surface Conductivity

327

uS/cm

Sal

0.18

PPT

 

Sodus Bay Weather
at 11/24/14 6:30PM

SolarRad

1

W/m2

Air Temperature

16.19

C

RH

64

%

Wind Speed

9.0

knots

WindDir

269

Deg

 

Sodus Creek
at 11/24/14 6:30PM

Elevation

0.3

ft

Discharge

26.1

cfs

Water Temperature

6.5

C

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