Wisconsin Coastal Bluff Erosion

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Bluff Erosion is a significant issue affecting coastal communities in Wisconsin. Coastal bluff erosion is complex and operates over long time scales. As such, many people who are affected by this natural hazard do not fully appreciate either the inherent instability of desirable lakefront property or how some land-use practices make the coast less stable. This website aims to stimulate a deeper understanding of the dynamic and unstable nature of Wisconsin's coast.

Erosion Processes

Learn about different processes that erode lakeshore bluffs.

Shoreline Comparison

See how the Lake Michigan coastline has changed between 1937 and 2015.

Setback Calculator

Calculate a safer construction setback based on a variety of bluff factors.