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 09/02/14 4:30AM

Wind Gust

-1.9

knots

Max Wind Speed

6.2

knots

Min Wind Speed

3.8

knots

Average Wind Speed

5.1

knots

Average Wind Dir

123

Degree

Chlorophyll

4.5

ug/L

Phycocyanin

0.0

ug/L

Phycoerythrin

0.0

ug/L

CDOM

1.7

ug/L

Turb

8.87

NTU

Chlorophyll

1.7

ug/L

Temp C6

73.27

C

Temp 1m

73.17

C

Temp 2m

73.02

C

Temp 3m

72.81

C

Temp 4m

72.66

C

Temp 5m

71.44

C

Temp 6m

70.34

C

Temp 7m

68.45

C

Temp 8m

67.39

C

Temp 9m

66.24

C

Temp 8.5m

65.48

C

Sp Cond 9m

9.970

mS/cm

ODOSat 9m

0.99

%

ODO 9m

10.9

mg/L

Sp Cond 1m

2.275

mS/cm

ODOSat 1m

9.81

%

ODO 1m

11.3

mg/L

 

Sodus Bay South
at 09/02/14 4:30AM

Bat

11.3

V

Chlorophyll

0.0

ug/L

Phycocyanin

0.0

ug/L

Phycoerythrin

0.0

ug/L

CDOM

0.0

ug/L

Turb

0.00

NTU

Chlorophyll

0.0

ug/L

Depth C6

0.000

m

Temperature C6

72.32

C

Surface Temp

71.52

C

Surface Conductivity

286

uS/cm

Sal

0.15

PPT

AirTemp

22.70

C

RH

100

%

Barometric Pressure

29.8

inHg

Wind Speed

3.3

knots

Max Wind Speed

5.4

knots

WindDir

320

Deg

SolarRad

1

W/m2

Head

277.0

Deg

WindDir Corr

237

Deg

 

Sodus Bay North
at 09/02/14 4:30AM

Bat

11.3

V

Chlorophyll

1.2

ug/L

Phycocyanin

0.0

ug/L

Phycoerythrin

0.7

ug/L

CDOM

4.6

ug/L

Turb

0.00

NTU

Chlorophyll

1.5

ug/L

Depth

0.000

m

Temperature C6

74.17

C

Surface Temperature

73.91

C

Surface Conductivity

298

uS/cm

Sal

0.16

PPT

 

Sodus Bay Weather
at 09/02/14 4:30AM

SolarRad

1

W/m2

Air Temperature

22.86

C

RH

87

%

 

Sodus Creek
at 09/02/14 4:30AM

Elevation

0.1

ft

Discharge

72.7

cfs

Water Temperature

18.7

C

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