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The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, of whcih many BIA members are also members, has set a date for a webinar on lake0level rise matters. Their press release announcing the webinar is below.


Rising Waters in Northern Michigan:
A Webinar for Shoreline Property Owners

In May of 2019, new high water level records were set on Lakes Erie and Superior. In 2020 Lakes Michigan and Huron have exceeded monthly mean water levels. While water level fluctuations are considered vital to the health and function of the Great Lakes ecosystem, they can adversely impact those who live on or use the Great Lakes.

High waters cause erosion, flooding, and can damage structures along the shoreline. Rising waters are also causing inland flooding, resulting in failing septic systems and drainfields, contaminated drinking water wells, and releases of chemicals or fuels from flooded basements and garages into our waters.

Learn about rising water levels from experts at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, and Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet County Office of Emergency Management.

Topics to be covered include the current status and predictions for Great Lakes water levels, permitting, shoreline protection best management practices, inland flooding concerns, and more.

Funding provided by the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and Petoskey-Harbor Springs Community Foundation


The webinar is set for Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You must register to attend at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K_GIzBMESoa4FmGGAdlG5A