Wind, waves cause more than $10 million in damage along Lake Michigan coastline.

Tim Grundl, the Associate Dean and Professor for UW-Milwaukee’s Freshwater Sciences Program, says Lake Michigan is at a record high for January water levels.

“The water levels in the Great Lakes and Lake Michigan are essentially entirely controlled by a balance of evaporation out. Rain and river flow in. And that balance has been shifting towards the excess for the last few years,” Grundl says.

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