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EGLE working to help those affected by shoreline erosion

Jarrod Sanders and Laurel Hess on the set of Comcast NewsmakersGreat Lakes water levels have been rising for the past six years. Homeowners, municipalities, and businesses are all feeling the impact.

EGLE has diverted resources and staff from other programs to assist those affected and has set up a webpage with resources, information, and a link to the MiWaters permitting portal.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer. They key is to find a solution that works, but one that also minimizes some of the negative impacts that can come with coastal structures. Options include riprap (or loose stone) revetments, seawalls, and in some cases, even moving the home or other structures away from the lake.

EGLE's Jerrod Sanders, the assistant director of the Water Resources Division, recently appeared on Comcast Newsmakers with Laurel Hess to talk about the issue and the efforts EGLE is making to help property owners and municipalities.

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