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November Water Level Update

November 13, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron The water levels on all the Great Lakes have finally dipped below their monthly records as of November 6, 2020. Lake Michigan is now 7 inches below the highest recorded monthly average in November previously set…
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Introducing: Wisconsin Emergency Management

November 11, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant   Introducing: Wisconsin Emergency Management   Who are they? Wisconsin Emergency Management is a division of the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs.  Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) builds capabilities and coordinates resources to support a safe and resilient Wisconsin. The bulk of WEM…
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October Water Level Update

October 12, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron The water levels on all the Great Lakes have finally dipped below their monthly records as of October 9, 2020. Lake Michigan is now 9 inches below the highest recorded monthly average in October previously set…
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Introducing: The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program

October 12, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant   Introducing: The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program “Enjoy and Protect Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Coastal Resources”   Who are they? The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP) is a state program within the Department of Administration, focused on coastal resources around the Great Lakes. They…
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September Water Level Update

September 16, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron The water levels on all the Great Lakes have finally dipped below their long-term monthly averages as of September 11, 2020. Lake Michigan declined 1 inch below the highest recorded monthly average in August previously set…
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FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program

September 10, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant   FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program   FEMA has announced their Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs for Federal Fiscal Year 2020 (webpage here). These FEMA programs are some of the few grant opportunities that provides major funding to coastal hazard mitigation…
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Myth Busting Evaporation on the Great Lakes and other Water Level Fluctuations

August 20, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant   Myth Busting Water Levels Decreases on the Great Lakes Water levels on the Great Lakes are a major issue impacting coastal communities right now. On the Great Lakes, the terms “water level” or “lake level” typically refers to the water elevation…
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August Water Level Update

August 12, 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 August 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for July previously set in 1986. This is the seventh monthly record set for Lake…
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Kemper Center Shoreline Protection Design Case Study

June 27, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant This project was funded as part of the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience project led by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. To be eligible for this funding and guide project development, Lake Michigan coastal local governments completed a Coastal Resilience Self-Assessment (link) to…
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July Water Level Update

July 3, 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 July 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for June previously set in 1986. This is the sixth monthly record set for Lake…
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