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Lakewood, residents seek to halt shoreline erosion along Lake Erie

Lakewood, residents seek to halt shoreline erosion along Lake Erie

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — City Council recently approved a resolution allowing an Edgewater Drive resident to undertake lakeshore protection measures in hopes of staving off shoreline erosion.

Erosion has always been a concern for residents living on the shores of Lake Erie, and water levels continue to rise. The U.S. Corps of Army Engineers recently reported that Lake Erie is currently 2 inches higher than last year.

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High water levels cause damage in local cities

ESCANABA — With record-breaking water levels seen on Lake Michigan this spring, local officials spoke about how the situation has affected their communities.

According to the Army Corp of Engineers, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron broke their water records in April. The new records for these lakes were 13.4 inches higher than last spring’s water level and nearly three inches higher than a record set in 1986.

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