Winter 2019 Newsletter

Articles include: * High Water Levels and Erosion Continue... * Berrien County Approves Resolution Asking for Disaster Declaration * Michigan EGLE Emergency Measures

BERRIEN COUNTY APPROVES RESOLUTION ASKING FOR DISASTER DECLARATION

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners last week approved a resolution asking the Governor and Michigan Legislature to consider a disaster declaration for the entire Great Lakes shoreline in Michigan.

Letter to the IJC

The Great Lakes Coalition recently sent a letter to the International Joint Commission urging them to take action NOW to alleviate high lake levels.

Great Lakes Shoreline Erosion Webinar Report

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is responding to shoreline erosion due to high water levels in the Great Lakes by hosting a webinar on November 12, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (EST). If you were unable to attend, a link to a recording of the webinar is posted in this article and at www.Michigan.gov/HighWater.

FEMA Updating Floodplain Maps in Manistee County

Manistee County homeowners who were not previously mapped in a floodplain might be in one now.

Rep. Upton and Other Michigan Lawmakers Address Letter to USACE on Protecting Michigan Shorelines

U.S. Representative Fred Upton (MI, 6th District) and other Michigan lawmakers signed on to a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.