Construction on Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Coast

by J. Philip Keillor, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Practice


This paper provides a preliminary evaluation of a set of 100 residential properties along Wisconsin's Lake Michigan coast; an examination of the vulnerability of coastal homes and adequacy of shore protection in terms of the risks of flooding, erosion and storm wave damage; and some examples of properties that have withstood high water and storm waves for many years.

Subject Headings: Sea water | Ocean waves | Lakes | Residential construction | Offshore construction | Coastal management | Residential buildings | Floods | Great Lakes | Wisconsin | United States | Lake Michigan

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