Welcome to the official site for FEMA's Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study, the comprehensive storm and wind study of the Great Lakes basin for the purpose of updating the coastal flood hazard information and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for Great Lakes coastal communities. Below you’ll find a list of the most recent meetings with their agendas, links to preliminary maps, and presentations. To the left you’ll find additional Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study content.

FEMA created this new, self-guided tutorial on coastal flood mapping that provides important information to coastal communities and their residents. FEMA’s “Coastal Hazards and Coastal Mapping: A Visual Guide” is a glossary of coastal mapping terms and a companion to the tutorial.

View all posts by lake: Lake Superior | Lake Michigan | Lake Huron | Lake St. Clair | Lake Erie | Lake Ontario

View all posts by state: Minnesota | Wisconsin | Illinois | Indiana | Michigan | Ohio | Pensylvania | New York

Please also visit FEMA's Preliminary Flood Hazard Data page and FEMA's Pending and Preliminary Flood Hazard Layer mapping application.

Home > Tag > Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan Work Map Meetings

Local officials and technical stakeholders are being invited to community meetings to review and comment on FEMA’s draft coastal flood hazard work maps for the Lake Michigan Shoreline. FEMA’s outreach meetings for the 2017 work maps start in early July.

Each meeting will include a summary of the draft work maps, Q&A, and a breakout for review of community-specific data via printed and online maps. Staff members and officials representing villages, cities, and county government, regional organizations, non-governmental bodies, neighborhood associations, and harbor and shoreline protection engineers are encouraged to attend and to provide feedback within the 60-day comment period.

Link to Map Viewer User Guide to learn more about the Draft Work Maps.

For more information:
KEN HINTERLONG
Senior Engineer, Risk Analysis
FEMA Region 5
312-408-5529
ken.hinterlong@fema.dhs.gov

Additional Information:
Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide: http://www.greatlakesresilience.org/
USACE High Resolution Oblique Aerial Images: https://greatlakes.erdc.dren.mil/

Illinois

Lake County
Monday, July 10, 1:00-3:00pm
Highland Park City Council Chambers
1707 St. Johns Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035

Cook County
Tuesday, July 11, 9:30-11:30am
Evanston Civic Center
2100 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

Indiana

Porter & La Porte Counties
Wednesday, July 12, 9:30-11:30am
Training Room
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
1100 N. Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304

Lake County
Wednesday, July 12, 2:00-4:00pm
Clipper Room
Hammond Port Authority
701 Casino Center Drive
Hammond, IN 46320

Wisconsin

Racine & Kenosha Counties
Wednesday, July 26, 9:30-11:30am
Northside Library Activities Room A
1500 27th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53140

Milwaukee County
Wednesday, July 26, 2:00-4:00pm
Bay View Library Community Room
2566 S Kinnickinnic Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Ozaukee & Sheboygan Counties
Tuesday, August 8, 9:30-11:30am
Rocca Meeting Room
Mead Public Library
710 N. 8th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Manitowoc & Kewaunee Counties
Tuesday, August 8, 2:00-4:00pm
Wells Fargo Conference Room – Lakeshore Building
Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI 53015

Door County
Monday, August 21, 2:00-4:00pm
Sturgeon Bay Library, JLG Room
107 S 4th Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Oconto & Marinette Counties
Tuesday, August 22, 9:30-11:30am
Oconto County Courthouse, Room 1004
301 Washington Street
Oconto, WI 54153

Brown County
Tuesday, August 22, 2:00-4:00pm
Brown County Central Library, Combined Central Meeting Room ½
515 Pine Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

Michigan

Mackinac County
Tuesday, August 8, 2:00-4:00pm
St. Ignace Public Library
110 West Spruce Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Charlevoix & Emmet Counties
Wednesday, August 9, 9:00-11:00am
Charlevoix Public Library
220 West Clinton Street
Charlevoix, MI 49770

Grand Traverse & Antrim Counties
Wednesday, August 9, 2:00-4:00pm
Torch Lake Township Hall
2355 N US-31
Kewadin, MI 49648

Leelanau County
Thursday, August 10, 9:00-11:00am
Leelanau County Government Center
Lower Level Community Meeting Room
8527 East Government Center Drive
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Berrien & Van Buren Counties
Monday, August 28, 3:00-5:00pm
St. Joseph Public Library – Norris Room
500 Market Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Allegan & Ottawa Counties
Tuesday, August 29, 2:00-4:00pm
Herrick District Library – Large Meeting Room
300 South River Street
Holland, MI 49423

Muskegon County
Wednesday, August 30, 10:30am-12:30pm
Hackley Public Library – Lower Level
316 West Webster Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440

Mason & Oceana CountiesWork Map Meeting Presentation [.pdf]
Tuesday, September 19, 9:00-11:00am
Mason County Airport
Conference Room
5300 W. U.S. 10
Ludington, MI 49431

Manistee & Benzie CountiesWork Map Meeting Presentation [.pdf]
Tuesday, September 19, 2:00-4:00pm
Manistee County Sheriff’s Office
Training Room
1525 E. Parkdale Ave.
Manistee, MI 49660

Delta CountyWork Map Meeting Presentation [.pdf]
Thursday, September 21, 10:30-12 noon
Delta County Board Room
2920 College Avenue
Escanaba, MI 49829

Risk Data and Mitigation Workshop dates for Michigan Counties

FEMA has completed coastal flood hazard analysis and mapping in 7 Michigan counties along Lake Michigan and prepared draft workmaps depicting results of the study. We would like to invite you to attend the Risk Data and Mitigation Workshop for your county. The objectives for this meeting are to allow local review of work maps that show the results of the mapping project efforts to-date, as well as provide information about how your community can use this information to elevate risk awareness and stimulate mitigation actions. Each meeting will be 2 to 3hours in length, dedicated to accomplishing the following goals:

  • Share study methodology and engineering results;
  • Discuss the analytical methods and data utilized to assess and map flood hazards associated with Lake Michigan coastal flooding;
  • Provide relevant background to community officials on GLFHM coastal analysis and mapping, so that they can effectively support next steps of the mapping process in their community
  • Engage State and local officials and technical experts in determining the best approach in producing updated flood maps that accurately and precisely reflect flood risk; and
  • Provide the basis for future dialogue between FEMA, state and local communities regarding inputs for study execution, public review of data and results, and opportunities for enhancing community planning processes.

Because local involvement is critical to this process, we are reaching out to local community officials and other stakeholders to provide an opportunity to review and discuss the results of the coastal flood hazard analysis and mapping performed for your county. FEMA is also committed to an open, collaborative process, and your community’s participation in next steps of the project. We have provided information below on the date, time, and location of the meetings. Feel free to forward this information to others who you feel are appropriate to attend these meetings:

Berrien and Van Buren
September 23, 2014
9 am – 12 pm
St. Joseph City Hall
700 Broad Street
St Joseph, MI 49085

Muskegon and Ottawa
September 24, 2014
9 am to 12 pm
Muskegon Central Fire Station,
Community Room, 770 Terrace Street,
Muskegon, Michigan 49440

Mason and Oceana
September 24, 2014
3pm to 6 pm
Mason County Airport Conference Room
5300 W. US-10
Ludington, MI 49431

Manistee County
September 25, 2014
9 AM – 12 PM
Manistee County Sheriff’s Office
1525 E. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660

Inland Scoping Schedule for Michigan Counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducts scoping meetings to determine the riverine flood mapping update needs. These efforts are combined with the lake-wide coastal flood hazard mapping effort with the outcomes constituting the first basin-wide update of water-level statistics and flood hazard data compiled by the United States government for the Great Lakes in 25 years.

Under these riverine scoping efforts, a key phase in this study process is FEMA’s consultation with local communities through the conduct of a scoping meeting and the collection of data. FEMA uses these scoping meetings and follow-up conversation to collect information that will contribute to a better understanding of local flood risk conditions. A second purpose of this outreach is to provide a venue for sharing information related to study methodology and schedules.

County: Baraga, MI
Monday, August 11, 2014: 1pm – 3pm
Village of L’Anse
Council Chambers
101 N. Main Street
L’Anse, MI 49946

County: Alger, MI
Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 10am – Noon
Alger County Courthouse
101 Court Street
Munising, MI 49862

County: Mackinac, MI
Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 1pm – 3pm
St. Ignace Public Library
110 W. Spruce Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781

County: Emmet, MI
Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 1pm – 3pm
Bear Creek Township
373 North Division Road
Petoskey, MI 49770

County: Antrim, MI
Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 5pm – 7pm
Torch Lake Township
2355 N US-31
Kewadin, MI 49648

County: Benzie, MI
Thursday, August 14, 2014: 1pm – 3pm
Board of Commissioners Room
448 Court Place
Beulah, MI 49617

County: Delta, MI
Thursday, August 14, 2014: 3pm – 5pm
Bay College Escanaba
Student Center, Room 525
2001 N Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49829

County: Manistee, MI
Thursday, August 14, 2014: 5pm – 7pm
Manistee County Sheriff’s Office
1525 E. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660

Inland Scoping Schedule for Minnesota and Wisconsin Counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducts scoping meetings to determine the riverine flood mapping update needs. These efforts are combined with the lake-wide coastal flood hazard mapping effort with the outcomes constituting the first basin-wide update of water-level statistics and flood hazard data compiled by the United States government for the Great Lakes in 25 years.

Under these riverine scoping efforts, a key phase in this study process is FEMA’s consultation with local communities through the conduct of a scoping meeting and the collection of data. FEMA uses these scoping meetings and follow-up conversation to collect information that will contribute to a better understanding of local flood risk conditions. A second purpose of this outreach is to provide a venue for sharing information related to study methodology and schedules.

County: Kewaunee, WI
Monday, July 14, 2014: 1pm – 3pm
Kewaunee County Building
Health and Human Services Training Room
810 Lincoln Street
Kewaunee, WI 54216

County: Marinette, WI
Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 9:30am – 11:30am
Stephenson Public Library Community Room
1700 Hall Avenue
Marinette, WI 54143

County: Ashland, WI
Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 10am – 12 noon
Vaughn Public Library
2nd Floor Meeting Room
502 Main Street W
Ashland, WI 54806

County: St Louis, MN
Thursday, July 17, 2014: 9:30am – 11:30am
City Hall
Conference Room 303
411 W. 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Demonstration Project Presentations from Berrien County, MI and Brown County, WI

The following presentations related to the Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study were presented at Demonstration Project Meetings in Berrien County, Michigan and Brown County, Wisconsin in February 2014. Use the links below to view the presentations:

The Presentations above are posted on the Presentations page.

Presentations from State of Lake Michigan Conference and Wisconsin Association of Floodplain Stormwater and Coastal Managers Conference

The following presentations related to the Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study were presented at the State of Lake Michigan Conference 2013 and Wisconsin Association of Floodplain Stormwater and Coastal Managers Conference 2013 in October. Use the links below to view the presentations:

The Presentation above is posted on the Presentations page.

Posted in Presentations.
Tags: .





Agenda for Lake Michigan Technical Workshops

The Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study recently announced a series of Technical Workshops around the Great Lakes Basin. The agenda for the first batch of workshops is posted below.

The Agenda is also linked on the event listing of each Technical Workshop, and agendas for the rest of the Technical Workshops will be posted soon.