Seminar Will Address Rising Lake Levels, Shoreline Erosion

A panel of experts from several state agencies will discuss the potential impacts of rising lake levels during a Jan. 16 seminar in Sturgeon Bay. 

It will feature speakers from many agencies, including Door County Emergency Management and Communications, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the UW Sea Grant Institute. 

Speakers will discuss the potential for high lake levels, coastal erosion and flooding during the spring of 2020, as well as the best practices for dealing with such events. Speakers will present details about the current flooding situation and forecast models, plus information related to preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts related to flooding issues. 

In addition to the speakers, personnel from the Door County Land Use Services Department, DNR and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration will staff information booths to answer questions and provide resources. 

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The seminar will be held Jan. 16, 6-8 pm, in the dining hall of the Door County Community Center (ADRC) in Sturgeon Bay. Doors will open at 5 pm. 

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