USACE deploys technical team to Lake Ontario shoreline

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District
Published May 6, 2019

BUFFALO, NY– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District deployed a technical team today to assist the Village of Sodus with proper sandbag placement.

The Village of Sodus requested the Buffalo District’s assistance as rising water on Lake Ontario threatens to flood areas of the shoreline.

"We are proud to support the local and state preparation efforts," said Phil Stitzinger, USACE Buffalo District Chief of Emergency Management. "Technical assistance consists of providing review and recommendations to help determine feasible solutions."

The following are examples of technical assistance the Corps of Engineers can provide:

1. Providing experienced personnel to give guidance on flood fight techniques and emergency construction methods.

2. Providing personnel to inspect existing flood protection projects and/or structurally threatened dams to identify problem areas and recommend corrective actions.

3. Providing hydraulic or hydrologic analysis, geotechnical evaluations, topography and stream data, maps, and historic or storm information.

Additional information regarding sandbag placement and general permit information can be found on the Buffalo District web page:

Andrew Kornacki
716-352-8669 (cell)
1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

Release no. 19-009