All In: Shoreline Erosion On Lake Michigan

Mar 10, 2020

Credit Provided / Timeless Aerial Photography LLC.

Many communities along the Lake Michigan shoreline are in crisis. High water levels and strong storms this winter contributed to shoreline erosion that is threatening private homes and vital infrastructure, and eating away at the beaches.

How much of this erosion is natural, and how much have man-made structures contributed? And how are the most impacted communities handling the challenge?

Produced by Maggie Gelon.


Paul Labovitz
Superintendent, Indiana Dunes National Park

Geof Benson
President, Beverly Shores Town Council

Cary Troy
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University

Karen Tallian
State Senator, Senate District 4