According to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers data for Belle Isle, water levels in southeast Michigan reached their peak just before Memorial Day. The current forecast for Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River is for a gradual decline over the summer months. Lakefront communities on the west side of the state will continue to experience high water through the summer, peaking around July.
Because natural shorelines undergo a dynamic process of erosion and deposition, resilient designs are needed to adapt to these changes. Appropriate solutions can help private owners and municipalities alike adapt to the changing lake levels, avoid property damage, and reduce maintenance and repair costs. NTH has extensive experience with shoreline projects on the Great Lakes and Detroit River. We have ongoing relationships with divers and seawall contractors and can assist with evaluation of current conditions and rehabilitation of existing structures.