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Local residents fill the meeting room at the AuSable Township and spill out into the lobby to catch a glipse of the emergency managment meeting about shoreline flooding and erosion. Patricia Alvord

MI - Agencies discuss shoreline erosion, flooding at meeting

Iosco County Emergency Management Coordinator Ed Rohn in conjunction with four agencies including Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Weather Service (NWS) in Gaylord and the governor’s office came together to address concerns about shoreline erosion and flooding at a meeting held at AuSable Township on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Each agency gave a small presentation about what they do, how they help those struggling with erosion and flooding on the shoreline and how to contact them with questions or concerns.

With a prediction of increased lake levels going into the warmer seasons, EGLE and DEQ, USACE, NWS and the governor’s office wanted to educate locals and suggest prevention methods such as seawalls for erosion and sandbags for flooding.

A primary website they encouraged locals to visit is michigan.gov/highwater. Here residents can view information about high water lake levels including current forecasts, predictions, fact sheets, a list of protection contractors and frequently asked questions about shoreline protection.

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