May 2019 Water Level Update: Great Lakes Water Levels Approaching Record Monthly Highs

May 2019 Water Level Update: Great Lakes Water Levels Approaching Record Monthly Highs

May 16, 2019 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant  On May 6th, 2019, the United States Army Corps of Engineers released its May 2019 six-month Great Lakes water levels forecast, available at this link, indicating that some of the Great Lakes are projected to eclipse record highs for the summer months.…
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Spring 2019 Water Level Update: Lake Michigan Water Levels Remain Above Average

April 30, 2019 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant The water level of Lake Michigan as of April 26th, 2019 is at an elevation of 580.87 feet above sea level (from the International Great Lakes Datum). This puts Lake Michigan at 26 inches above the long-term average water level for the month of April,…
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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 Gonna 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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Fall 2018 Water Level Update: Lake Michigan Water Levels Remain Above Average

November 6, 2018  By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant The water level of Lake Michigan as of November 2nd, 2018 is at an elevation of 580.25 feet above sea level (from the International Great Lakes Datum). This puts Lake Michigan at 19 inches above the long-term average water level for the…
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Spring 2018 Water Level Update

June 22, 2018 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant The water level of Lake Michigan in June of 2018 remains above the long-term average, as it has since April of 2014. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Weekly Great Lakes Water Level Update for June 22, 2018, Lake Michigan…
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Image of map of Southeast Wisconsin coastal communities

Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Community Overview Map

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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