Over recent years, there has been an increasing proliferation of invasive, exotic aquatic macrophytes (weeds) that has impacted the ecology of Sodus Bay. Weed growth has increased in abundance and intensity throughout the Bay. Although this is often a symptom of eutrophication, in the case of Sodus Bay, the “symptom” has far reaching economic, ecological and water use implications and impacts.
Decaying plant material from excessive weed growth in the bay adds nutrients, encouraging more weeds to grow. Overtime, Sodus Bay would become overrun with weeds and, prohibiting any kind of use by boaters or swimmers.