WNY Outdoors Blog

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Lake Ontario Funding?

Lake Ontario

Cuomo wants to spend $216M on fancy NYC bridge lights.


State Plans $5M to Build 6 New Artificial Reefs From Old Bridge

New York state plans to use recycled sections of the demolished Tappan Zee Bridge to build six new artificial reefs off Long Island's North Shore.


**But only $3M for five counties along Lake Ontario**

Nearly $3 (2.9M) million in additional relief funding is going to communities in five upstate New York counties along Lake Ontario to help them recover from last year's flooding.
  • The largest single award -- $1 million -- went to the Wayne County town of Wolcott.
  • The Orleans County towns of Yates and Kendall received $812,450.
  • Niagara County received $558,440, including to the town of Porter and village of Wilson.
  • The village of Fairhaven in Cayuga County received $400,000.
  • The town of Lyme in Jefferson County received $215,468.

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Friday, February 12, 2016


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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Weather Map

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Lake temps

The Lake Erie water temperature is taken at the Buffalo Water Treatment Plant located on Lake Erie at the entrance to the Niagara River.  The reading is taken at a depth of 30 feet. Lake Erie temperature updated : April 18, 2013
Latest Lake Erie Temperature

The Lake Ontario water temperature is taken at the Monroe county water treatment plant near Greece, N.Y. The temperatures is measured at the intake pipes about 1500 feet offshore at a approximate depth of 35 feet. The Lake Ontario temperature occasionally may not be representative of the surface temperature due to upwelling. This process, more common during the summer months, brings colder water from the deeper parts of the lake toward the surface near the temperature sensor. The surface water may be significantly warmer. 
Lake Ontario temperature updated : April 18, 2013
Latest Lake Ontario Temperature

Great Lakes ice cover and water temperature information measured by satellite can be obtained at the Great Lakes Environmental Laboratory site.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014