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June 2020 Water Level Update

June 9, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    The water levels on all the Great Lakes still remain above their long-term monthly averages as of June 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for May previously set in 1986. This is the fifth monthly record set for Lake…
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Wandsnider Joins the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Team

June 1, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant Please welcome Kayla Wandsnider to the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Team as a project assistant! She officially started with the WI Sea Grant Institute in the Fall of 2019 working on Green Infrastructure (GI) in Green Bay. Since taking over the position…
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May 2020 Water Level Update

May 7, 2020 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    The water levels on all the Great Lakes still remain above their long-term monthly averages as of May 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for April previously set in 1986. This is the fourth monthly record set for Lake…
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Managing Stormwater & Groundwater on Coastal Bluff Properties

May 7, 2019 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant         April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring increased runoff to Lake Michigan and can drop large amounts of precipitation on a property. Erosion can occur externally on a coastal bluff from high lake levels and wave…
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April 2020 Water Level Update

April 27, 2020 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    The water levels on all the Great Lakes still remain above their long-term monthly averages as of April 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for March previously set in 1986. This is the third monthly record set for Lake…
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Relocating Buildings Threatened by Great Lakes Erosion and Bluff Failure

April 13, 2020 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant & Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist Erosion of Great Lakes shorelines and coastal bluff failure can put people and buildings at risk. Relocating a building threatened by erosion and bluff failure is one option a homeowner has to protect their home. Relocating a building…
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Spring 2020 Community of Practice Meeting

April 7, 2020 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant A webinar meeting for the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Community of Practice was held virtually on March 19th, 2020. This webinar replaced a face-to-face meeting that was scheduled to be held that day in Mequon but were canceled due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)…
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Great Lakes Water Levels Informational Webinar – March 18th, 2020

By Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant  An informational webinar on Great Lakes water levels was hosted by Wisconsin Sea Grant on the evening of March 18th. This webinar replaced three face-to-face panels that were scheduled to be held that week in Manitowoc, Somers and Mequon but were canceled due to COVID-19…
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March 2020 Water Level Update

March 19, 2020 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    The water levels on all the Great Lakes still remain above their long-term monthly averages as of the beginning of March 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for February previously set in 1986. This is the second monthly record…
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Waves, Coastal Storms, & Erosion

February 17, 2020 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant  Coastal storms are an annual occurrence on Lake Michigan but this fall and winter season, Lake Michigan’s southeastern Wisconsin’s coastal communities experienced large storms that caused millions of dollars of damage. In this blog, we answer four questions that explore how water…
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