May 2020 Water Level Update

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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March 2020 Water Level Update

March 19, 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 the beginning of March 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for February previously set in 1986. This is the second monthly record…
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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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February 2020 Water Level Update

February 17, 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 averages as of the beginning of February 2020. Lake Michigan surpassed its record-high monthly mean for January dating back to 1918. This is the first new monthly record…
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January 2020 Water Level Update

January 31, 2020 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    The water levels on all the Great Lakes still remain above average as of the beginning of the New Year. Lake Michigan is currently above the highest monthly average for the month of January that was set for the Lake in…
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It’s Evaporation Season (Normally)

December 6, 2019 Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant   One question our team has been hearing a lot lately is “what will cause Lake Michigan’s water levels to go back down?” This is the perfect time of the year to discuss this question because the fall and winter seasons are typically…
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December 2019 Water Level Update

December 6, 2019 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant    The water levels on all the Great Lakes remain above average into December. Lake Michigan is currently at the same level as the highest monthly average that was set for the Lake in December of 1986. However, the Great Lakes Basin…
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November 2019 Great Lakes Water Level Update

November 22, 2019 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant  The water levels on all the Great Lakes remain high, with every lake within seven inches of it’s record high water level for the month of November. A wet October saw precipitation that was was 46% above average across the Great Lakes.…
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