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Frost Heave: What happens when water in your bluff freezes?

March 13, 2019 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant In the last two months, Southeast Wisconsinites have endured temperatures below zero and extolled over temperatures nearing 50°F. With sustained periods of temperatures both above and below freezing, our team decided to learn more about the impacts of freezing and thawing on…
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Winter 2019 Community of Practice Meeting

January 20, 2019 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant A winter meeting for the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Community of Practice was held at Gateway Technical College in Racine, WI on January 18th , 2019. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss ways to address coastal hazard issues and introduce…
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Ice Ice Baby (What’s it going do to my bluff?)

Great Lakes ice formation in Musekgon, MI // Credit: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory February 8, 2019 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant The accelerated development of nearshore ice on Lake Michigan during the polar vortex made our team wonder, does nearshore ice contribute to or protect Southeastern Wisconsin’s coastal bluffs…
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Salus Joins the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Team

  January 23, 2019 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant My name is Lydia – I am a graduate student in the Nelson Institute’s Water Resources Management Master’s program and I joined the Coastal Resilience project team in the fall of 2018! I have already been helping with many facets of…
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Lake Michigan water levels remain above average in the fall of 2018

November 6, 2018  By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant The water level of Lake Michigan as of November 2nd, 2018 is at an elevation of 580.25 feet above sea level (from the International Great Lakes Datum). This puts Lake Michigan at 19 inches above the long-term average water level for the…
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Coastal Resilience Boat Tours: A new perspective on the coast

October 20, 2018 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute hosted Coastal Resilience Boat Tours along the coast of Lake Michigan on the mornings of October 17th and October 18th out of Port Washington and Racine, respectively. County and municipal staff who participate in the…
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Coastal Resilience Community of Practice Spring 2018 Meeting

June 14, 2018 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant A spring meeting for the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Community of Practice was held in Cudahy, WI on May 2nd. Three guest speakers shared information on shoreline and bluff erosion processes as well as some possible steps and resources to address these…
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Lake Michigan Water Levels Heading into the Summer of 2018

June 22, 2018 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant The water level of Lake Michigan in June of 2018 remains above the long-term average, as it has since April of 2014. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Weekly Great Lakes Water Level Update for June 22, 2018, Lake Michigan…
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Enabling Resilience to Great Lakes Coastal Hazards through the Wisconsin Coastal Atlas

January 25, 2018 By David Hart, Assistant Director for Extension, Wisconsin Sea Grant The Wisconsin Coastal Atlas is a technology platform that enables people to better understand coastal issues, share coastal data and inform decision-making about sustainable use of the Great Lakes. It is intended for use by coastal resource managers, planners, researchers, educators and coastal…
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Interactive Map Provides Quick Access to Local Coastal Resilience Information for Southeastern Wisconsin

January 25, 2018 By David Hart, Assistant Director for Extension, Wisconsin Sea Grant An interactive map has been developed that provides quick access to local government information about coastal resilience for communities in southeastern Wisconsin. By clicking on one of the 22 municipalities and 4 counties along the coast, one can access useful information including general…
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