Introducing: Wisconsin Emergency Management

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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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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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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One Water: Stormwater – Groundwater Connections and Bluff Stability

June 19, 2019 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant         Managing stormwater and groundwater on coastal bluff properties is an important factor in maintaining a stable bluff. Spring weather brings increased runoff to Lake Michigan from melting snow and ice while spring and summer storms can drop large…
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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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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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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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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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