Coastal Hazard Regulations in Great Lakes States

Coastal Hazard Regulations in Great Lakes States

A review of Great Lakes coastal regulations ¬† Coastal Hazard Regulations in Great Lakes States A Summary Analysis Full Report Overview The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Flood Science Center has released a summary analysis of coastal hazard regulations across seven of the Great Lakes states. The report, funded by the Federal Emergency Management…
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New FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas for Lake Michigan Coastal Communities

Updated flood risk maps for the Great Lakes coasts. New FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas for Lake Michigan Coastal Communities ¬†Overview Severe flood events can happen along the Lake Michigan coast when strong winds drive Lake water and waves on shore. FEMA has been rolling out new floodplain maps for several counties along the Lake…
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Lake Michigan Water Levels (1920-2023)

Winter 2024 Water Level Update

Through the late fall (November) and winter (December, January and February), Lake Michigan water levels continued their seasonal decline. Water levels are expected to begin their seasonal rise in late March or early April. Over the past year, Lake Michigan experienced below average precipitation. Warm early winter temperatures have led to below average evaporation and…
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