Oswego (WSYR-TV) - A problem that has persisted along Lake Ontario is getting worse.
Erosion is causing concern among many after the shoreline suffered a great deal of damage last year.
In Oswego County, officials and other concerned residents are eager to find a solution before the problem gets worse.
At Camp Hollis, staff members are concerned that the waters of Lake Ontario will begin to swallow up their property.
"We're going to eventually lose useable property and we want space for the kids to play ...So if we lose more, we move the fence back,” said Brandon Morey of Camp Hollis.
To adapt, the camp has adjusted its access ramps down to the shrinking shoreline and even closed off part of a hiking trail that had been taken out by the waves.
The erosion has been occurring for decades, but last year’s warm winter caused even more damage.
"If the lake does not freeze over, the waves come high up along the shore as far as they can come and tear things apart,” said Oswego County Legislator John Proud.
County legislators are looking at solutions that include using stone and steel pilings to create some sort of barrier.
But the fix won’t be cheap and could run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, which is why lawmakers will have to decide if and how they’re going to tackle the problem.
"With winter is going to come further erosion so we need to get some kind of plan in place hopefully before the winter months but that might not be a possibility, so we may have to wait until spring,” Proud said.
On Wednesday, county legislators approved a resolution to award a contract for a study to address Camp Hollis Bluff erosion.