Great Lakes Coastal Hazards Planning, Mitigation and Resilience Survey

Coastal communities in the Great Lakes are faced with several storm hazards, including bluff and shoreline erosion, runoff pollution and flooding. The increasing frequency and severity of weather events make planning for coastal storm hazards an important component in helping Great Lakes communities become more resilient to climate change. The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, in conjunction with the NOAA Great Lakes Coastal Storms Program, conducted a survey to learn the planning and implementation needs of Great Lakes coastal planners and managers to mitigate and adapt to coastal storm hazards. Survey results are being used to develop and target outreach, products and tools that will help Great Lakes communities prepare for coastal storm hazards. For more information about this report, please contact Julia Noordyk at or 920-465-2795.