Lawmakers Work to Curb Erosion Along Lake Michigan

We have our eyes on two efforts to try and curb lakeshore erosion along Lake Michigan.

The U.S. House approved tens of millions of dollars Tuesday for communities dealing with erosion.

For months now we’ve been updating you on high lake levels working to erode the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Congressman Bill Huizenga introduced the amendment to the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act.

It authorizes $50 million dollars per year for five years to help communities on the lakeshore.

It comes the same day state lawmakers urged Governor Gretchen Whitmer to declare a state of emergency for the entire Lake Michigan shoreline.

The declaration would open state resources to address the problem and allow the state to request federal help.