A two-year project by three Sea Grant programs seeks to address complex erosion issues on Lake Michigan through an integrated physical, social and community approach.
Before venturing onto Lake Superior in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, paddlers and boaters should check WISC-Watch, which stands for Water Information for a Safe Coast Watch.
Local water researchers studying dangerous currents want the public to know they’ll be active on the Lake Superior beaches of Park Point this summer.
Drownings during a tragic day on Lake Michigan in 2003 came under scrutiny recently by Wisconsin Sea Grant scientists who are studying a storm-induced wave called a meteotsunami. Their results were published in “Scientific Reports.” The article details findings that a storm formed a moderate-height meteotsunami, which is what went on to cause the unexpected rip currents. Although these conditions may not be rare, this is the first time researchers have verified a meteotsunami-generated rip current.
Kenosha Dunes is the subject of a unique erosion-control project on Lake Michigan in Wisconsin.
Recreational enthusiasts flocking to North Beach in Port Washington will be much safer thanks to new “traffic lights” mounted atop an informational kiosk that will brightly indicate the presence, or absence, of dangerous waves and rip currents.