Working With Engineers and Contractors on Shore Protection Projects

Erosion at County Park, bluffs along Lake Michigan. Credits: Ozaukee County

Working With Engineers and Contractors on Shore Protection Projects

This fact sheet describes the standard procedures of a coastal protection project.   Working With Engineers and Contractors on Shore Protection Projects   Working with Engineers and Contractors on Shore Protection Projects is a four page document that describes the standard procedures of a coastal protection project. In addition, the document highlights the benefits of…
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Wisconsin Coastal Atlas

A technology platform that enables people to better understand coastal issues, share coastal data and inform decision-making about sustainable use of the Great Lakes.   Wisconsin Coastal Atlas The Wisconsin Coastal Atlas is a technology platform that enables people to better understand coastal issues, share coastal data and inform decision-making about sustainable use of the Great Lakes.…
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Protect Your Home from Bluff Erosion: Fact Sheet

Fact sheet that lays out the most pertinent information about risk factors of bluff failure, options for repair, and who to contact.   Protect your Home from Bluff Erosion: Fact Sheet   The fact sheet, “When Your Home is at Imminent Risk from Bluff Failure”, is put together by the Wisconsin Sea Grant to help…
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Ohio Coastal Design Manual

“Promote better projects along the coast that balance the use of Lake Erie as a shared natural resource along with property owners’ need for lakefront erosion protection and the benefit of access to the lake.”   Ohio Coastal Design Manual   The Ohio Coastal Design Manual is put out by the Ohio Department of Natural…
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Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Index

Self-assessment tool that provides simple methods for identifying areas in which communities can be more resilient to coastal hazards.   Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Index   New York’s Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Index (CRI) is a self-assessment tool that was developed by the New York Sea Grant Institute. The CRI brings community leaders together and…
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National Weather Service Great Lakes Portal

An interactive tool for users to explore detailed weather information.   National Weather Service Great Lakes Portal   The National Weather Service Great Lakes Portal is an interactive tool for users to explore detailed weather information. This tool is hosted by the National Weather Service (NWS), a subset of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…
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Model Ordinance for Lake Michigan Bluff Setbacks

A document that details an example community zoning ordinance that could help reduce the risk of developments being exposed to coastal hazards.   Model Ordinance for Lake Michigan Bluff Setbacks   The Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission’s (SEWRPC) Model Zoning Regulations for Lake Michigan Bluff Setbacks is a document that details an example community zoning…
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Green Infrastructure Code Audit Workbook

Tool for municipalities to identify codes and ordinances that hinder green infrastructure placement.   Green Infrastructure Code Audit Workbook   The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant’s Tackling Barriers to Green Infrastructure: An Audit of Municipal Codes and Ordinances is a tool for municipalities to use in order to identify codes and ordinances that hinder green…
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Great Lakes Water Level Dashboard

“A multi-agency gateway to long-term, basin-scale hydrological and climatological data for the Laurentian Great Lakes”   Great Lakes Water Level Dashboard   The Great Lakes Water Level Dashboard is a free, online, interactive website that portrays monthly water level information for all the Great Lakes. It is sponsored by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI),…
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Great Lakes High Water Web Page

Compilation of information to help inform decision-making related to Great Lakes water levels.   Great Lakes High Water Web Page The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Great Lakes High Water Web Page is a repository of information compiled to help inform decision-making related to Great Lakes water levels as well as connect people to…
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