June 2021 Water Level Update

June 2021 Water Level Update

June 18, 2021 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 continued to be below their monthly record highs as of June 7, 2021. Lake Michigan is now 14 inches below the highest recorded monthly average in June…
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May 2021 Water Level Update

May 12, 2021 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 continued to be below their monthly record highs as of May 7, 2021. Lake Michigan is now 15 inches below the highest recorded monthly average in May…
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April 2021 Water Level Update

April 14, 2021 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 continued to be below their monthly record highs as of April 9, 2021. Lake Michigan is now 14 inches below the highest recorded monthly average in April…
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Case Study: Milwaukee County Coastal Resources Inventory

Milwaukee County Coastal Resources Inventory   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, Lake Michigan coastal local governments in Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, and Ozaukee counties completed a Coastal Resilience Self-Assessment (link) to help prioritize top coastal…
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February 2021 Water Level Updates

February 15, 2021 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 continued to be below their monthly records as of February 15, 2021. Lake Michigan is now 10 inches below the highest recorded monthly average in February previously…
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What you missed in 2020…

December 20, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant   Here’s what you missed over the past year in Coastal Resilience:   The past year has been an interesting one, to say the least. So, since you may have missed a few posts we have pulled out and highlighted some good…
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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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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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Southeastern Wisconsin’s Opportunities to Increase Coastal Resilience

By Lydia Salus & Adam Bechle, Wisconsin Sea Grant   A Coastal Resilience Self-Assessment was provided to staff and decision-makers of Southeastern Wisconsin’s coastal counties and municipalities to help them weigh the effects of coastal hazards and begin to consider planning and mitigation actions which may increase the coastal resilience of their community. This Self-Assessment…
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Resources for Great Lakes Coastal Property Owners: Where do I start?

By Lydia Salus & Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Project Team, Wisconsin Sea Grant   Where do I start? Coastal hazards like erosion and flooding along Wisconsin’s Great Lakes coasts can be a threat to properties, particularly when water levels are high. Below is a list of available tools and resources to help individuals understand coastal…
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