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 07/29/14 10:00AM

Wind Gust

-1.9

knots

Max Wind Speed

10.1

knots

Min Wind Speed

3.5

knots

Average Wind Speed

6.4

knots

Average Wind Dir

229

Degree

Chlorophyll

6.3

ug/L

Phycocyanin

24.7

ug/L

Phycoerythrin

0.0

ug/L

CDOM

4.3

ug/L

Turb

2.94

NTU

Chlorophyll

6.2

ug/L

Temp C6

72.18

C

Temp 1m

72.03

C

Temp 2m

71.89

C

Temp 3m

71.67

C

Temp 4m

71.74

C

Temp 5m

71.55

C

Temp 6m

71.26

C

Temp 7m

70.14

C

Temp 8m

65.12

C

Temp 9m

61.47

C

Temp 8.5m

60.35

C

Sp Cond 9m

10.000

mS/cm

ODOSat 9m

0.12

%

ODO 9m

11.6

mg/L

Sp Cond 1m

0.616

mS/cm

ODOSat 1m

7.54

%

ODO 1m

11.9

mg/L

 

Sodus Bay South
at 07/29/14 10:00AM

Bat

12.0

V

Chlorophyll

9.0

ug/L

Phycocyanin

0.2

ug/L

Phycoerythrin

0.0

ug/L

CDOM

0.0

ug/L

Turb

0.04

NTU

Chlorophyll

0.0

ug/L

Depth C6

0.680

m

Temperature C6

32.00

C

Surface Temp

72.68

C

Surface Conductivity

262

uS/cm

Sal

0.14

PPT

AirTemp

18.00

C

RH

76

%

Barometric Pressure

29.9

inHg

Wind Speed

6.0

knots

Max Wind Speed

9.3

knots

WindDir

296

Deg

SolarRad

797

W/m2

Head

13.0

Deg

WindDir Corr

309

Deg

 

Sodus Bay North
at 07/29/14 10:00AM

Bat

12.0

V

Chlorophyll

2.6

ug/L

Phycocyanin

23.0

ug/L

Phycoerythrin

0.3

ug/L

CDOM

7.5

ug/L

Turb

0.00

NTU

Chlorophyll

3.9

ug/L

Depth

0.000

m

Temperature C6

70.95

C

Surface Temperature

70.67

C

Surface Conductivity

285

uS/cm

Sal

0.15

PPT

 

Sodus Bay Weather
at 07/29/14 10:00AM

SolarRad

595

W/m2

Air Temperature

17.22

C

RH

69

%

 

Sodus Creek
at 07/29/14 10:00AM

Elevation

0.4

ft

Discharge

16.3

cfs

Water Temperature

16.1

C

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