Relocating Buildings Threatened by Great Lakes Erosion and Bluff Failure

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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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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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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Image of map of Southeast Wisconsin coastal communities

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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