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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…

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…