A webinar presented by the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) Department provided some information to help those living on coastal shorelines to respond to the high-water issues of the Great Lakes.
EGLE is working to approve permits in a one to two-day turnaround to enable residents to begin work on shoreline problems quickly. They have been backlogged with requests from people all around the Great Lakes. They strongly recommend residents to contact experienced licensed professional contractors to assist with their projects as each shoreline is different and construction projects will be expensive. The panel also said lake levels are expected to rise again over the next six months.
Some email addresses, web sites and phone numbers were provided for residents to use to help work through the entire process.
EGLE Environmental Assistance Center
The department has hired more people and are working overtime hours to assist residents with questions and the permit process.
This webpage has information about:
* general water level information;
* contractor listings;
* permit application assistance
This provides information and an application for both state and federal permits.
This is a blog site with various articles about environmental issues.