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September 2019 Water Level Update

The water levels on all of the Great Lakes remain very high, with every lake above or within a few inches of its record high monthly mean. Lakes Superior and Erie broke their record high…

Southeastern Wisconsin’s Opportunities to Increase Coastal Resilience

Southeastern Wisconsin's Opportunities to Increase Coastal Resilience   A Coastal Resilience Self-Assessment was provided to staff and decision-makers of Southeastern Wisconsin’s coastal counties and municipalities to help them weigh the effects of coastal hazards and…

August 2019 Water Level Update

The water levels on all of the Great Lakes remain very high, with every lake above or within a few inches of its record high monthly mean for August. Looking back at the month of…

Where do I Start?: Resources for Great Lakes Coastal Property Owners

This blog shares tools and resources to help individuals understand risk from coastal hazards and options for addressing these hazards.   Where do I start? Coastal hazards like erosion and flooding along Wisconsin’s Great Lakes…

Evaporation & Water Levels

This blog explains the conditions that cause evaporation to occur on the Great Lakes.   Evaporation & Water Levels   The summer heat and sun will cause some of the high water to evaporate from…

Public Engagement & the Wisconsin Shoreline of Lake Michigan

This blog describes how to public engagement can be used to establish a shared community vision.   Public Engagement & the Wisconsin Shoreline of Lake Michigan   Engaging the public on the issues facing Lake…

July 2019 Water Level Update: Lake Michigan Water Levels Close to Record High

The water levels on all of the Great Lakes are very high, with every lake at or above its record high monthly mean for July. Looking back at the month of June 2019, Lakes Superior,…

Stormwater/Groundwater Connections & Bluff Stability

In this blog, Alan Lulloff (ASFPM) describes how stormwater and groundwater are connected, how they impact bluff stability, and the how management has changed over time.   Stormwater/Groundwater Connections and Bluff Stability   Managing stormwater…

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…