October Water Level Update

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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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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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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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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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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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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