Around the region, people are continuing to assess and repair damage from December’s blizzard. The snow hit Buffalo hard and the area’s shorelines took a major brunt of that impact.
Officials from the Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper say erosion and debris are noticeable.
While a sea wall is in place to protect the Outer Harbor from the elements, warm temperatures are making it less effective.
"We are seeing more severe storms coming across from the west coast and the plains and coming across Lake Erie,” Jeanne Beiter, senior program manager, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, said. “So all of that just adds up and becomes that recipe for these pretty serious storms that are happening much more frequently than any of us have seen before."
Officials say that through the Living Shorelines program, they're able to put plants in and along the shoreline to help with the impact of shoreline erosion.