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

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…

Spring 2019 Water Level Update: Lake Michigan Water Levels Remain Above Average

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…

Frost Heave: What Happens When Water in Your Bluff Freezes?

In this blog, Luke Zoet (UW-Madison Department of Geoscience) describes the mechanics of freeze-thaw cycling, what makes a bluff susceptible to failure this way, and what we can do about it.   Frost Heave  …

Winter 2019 Coastal Resilience Community of Practice Meeting

Meeting summary for the SE WI Coastal Resilience Community of Practice meeting held in-person on January 18, 2019.   Winter 2019 Coastal Resilience Community of Practice Meeting   A winter meeting for the Southeastern Wisconsin…

Ice Ice Baby (What’s it Gonna Do to My Bluff?)

This blog describes the impact of lake ice on coastal erosion.   Ice Ice Baby (What’s it Gonna Do to My Bluff?)   The accelerated development of nearshore ice on Lake Michigan during the polar…

Salus Joins the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Team

  January 23, 2019 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant My name is Lydia – I am a graduate student in the Nelson Institute’s Water Resources Management Master’s program and I…

Fall 2018 Water Level Update: Lake Michigan Water Levels Remain Above Average

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…

Coastal Resilience Boat Tours: A New Perspective on the Coast

Coastal Resilience Boat Tours: A New Perspective on the Coast   The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute hosted Coastal Resilience Boat Tours along the coast of Lake Michigan on the mornings of October 17th…

Spring 2018 Coastal Resilience Community of Practice Meeting

Spring 2018 Coastal Resilience Community of Practice Meeting   A spring meeting for the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Community of Practice was held in Cudahy, WI on May 2nd. Three guest speakers shared information on…

Spring 2018 Water Level Update

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…