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UPDATE: Off-shore ‘Sill Type’ Breakwater-Antrim County Coast–Coved Beach:

UPDATE:  Off-shore ‘Sill Type’ Breakwater-Antrim County Coast–Coved Beach:  Gales of November shifted sand inland across the sill type breakwater just offshore the Antrim coast.  December saw more sand as did January and March.  The breakwater is buried beneath two feet of new sand except for the two-ton anchor rock. Much anticipated wind-blown sand has begun to accumulate.  In Early March 2021, so far so good! Read more 2021 Winter TNN News

Excerpt – “Five Things to Know About Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron”.

Excerpt – “Five Things to Know About Water Levels on Lake Michigan-Huron”USACE predicts the Great Lakes’ seasonal decline will continue through winter.  Net Basin Supply (NBS) accounts for water going into a lake as precipitation and runoff minus water leaving by evaporation. At year-end 2020, Lake Michigan-Huron declined even with above average supply. The cause could be higher outflow into the St. Clair River. Read more 2021 Winter TNN News

Riparian Buffer Zone.

Riparian Buffer Zone.  The area of land adjacent to a lake, stream, river, or wetlands. These healthy margin areas nurture water loving plants which protect water quality, ecology, and biodiversity.  Plan now, as water levels decline to restore riparian buffers on your property. Plant Marram beach grass as water declines.  Planting time: March to May – September to December while these grasses are dormant. Read more 2021 Winter TNN News

Drowned ‘High Water Mark’ Ends Michigan.Gov Shore Regulation.

Drowned ‘High Water Mark’ Ends Michigan.Gov Shore RegulationLake Michigan-Huron drowned the Ordinary High-Water Mark (580.5 feet) in Mid-2019.  The vanishing of this line in the sand ended State of Michigan authority to regulate shoreline construction.  The line has emerged by lower water but is forecast to submerge again this spring.  A 2020  Bill to restore State authority died in ‘lame duck’ legislative Session. Read more 2021 Winter TNN News

Lake Michigan-Huron Water Level – Mar. 5, 2021.

Lake Michigan-Huron Water Level – Mar. 5, 2021. Lake Michigan-Huron is 9 inches below last February 2 inches lower than January 2021 and projected to remain the same for March. Lake Michigan-Huron is 27 inches above its long-term average. Lake Superior is 7 inches above average.  Lake Ontario is at average and 22 inches below 2020 due to policy change by IJC to discharge water into the St. Lawrence River. Read more 2021 Winter TNN News