Coastal solutions

Coastal shore protection structures

Explore Great Lakes processes on shorelines through this fact sheet from Sea Grant’s coastal engineering specialist. He then offers thoughts on structures that interact in the best possible ways with those natural processes.

Construction setbacks

Selection of a setback distance from a coastal bluff or bank is one of the most important decisions a homeowner or builder can make when building a coastal home.

Shore protection structures

Explore a list of past and present guides to designing and building shore protection structures on the Great Lakes and other coastal shores.

Infiltration intakes

Great Lakes water infiltration intakes are a vital part of coastal water-supply infrastructure. Low lake levels and biological invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels have created many problems with their design use capacity.