Building resilience
to coastal hazards


Erosion, coastal storms and fluctuating water levels can threaten coastal properties and impair assets important to tourism and commerce. This project will provide resources and assistance to communities in Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha Counties to plan and prepare for coastal hazards.


Our website is updated monthly. Check out the links below to see what is new in coastal resilience and what different resources are available to you!

Resource of the Month

Highlights of different resources or tools that can assess shoreline changes, provide education on resilient practices, or support planning and policy development for coastal communities. 

Agencies and Organizations in Coastal Resilience

Local, state, and federal agencies and organizations that are important in coastal resilience.

Around the Great Lakes

Stories about Great Lakes coastal communities working towards more resilient shorelines.

Communities in Action

In 2018, these communities applied for a grant for projects to plan and prepare for enhanced community resilience to coastal hazards in Southeastern Wisconsin. The projects are coming to a close. See their updates here.


November 2021 Water Level Update

November 29, 2021 By Lydia Salus, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron  Lake Michigan water levels have continued their seasonal decline this fall, decreasing by about 3 inches from October to November. Though Lake Michigan is now...

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September 2021 Water Level Update

September 30, 2021 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron  Lake Michigan water levels have begun their seasonal decline this fall, decreasing by 2 inches this month. Water level fluctuations can...

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Lake Huron Integrated Assessment

Lake Huron Integrated Assessment “With a focus on Lakes Michigan-Huron, the Integrated Assessment aimed to transform extensive existing research about water levels, flows, and impacts into practical, adaptive strategies to address issues facing shoreline property owners and managers”. Huron County...

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August 2021 Water Level Update

August 11, 2021 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron Summer tends to be the season where lake levels increase, however, Lake Michigan water levels have stayed relatively steady since March,...

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