Shoreline stabilization saves crumbling WATCH: Pacifica Coastal Erosion 2 days ago   04:22

Concordia University Wisconsin is perched on 2,700 feet of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline atop a 130-foot high bluff in Mequon, Wisconsin. But it had a serious problem: every year 20,000 tons of its campus was eroding into Lake Michigan. The extreme coastal erosion was threatening the future of the university and had created a hazardous, near-vertical bluff and an inaccessible shoreline. Led by SmithGroupJJR, an innovative shoreline stabilization and restoration project has totally transformed the shoreline and created a tremendous asset for the university. Visit

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Amazing job! Bluff issues are really critical for homes and properties on the western coast of Lake Michigan. Heavy rain/snow-fall as well as drastic changes in temperature really accelerate erosion problems. The methods used to stabilize a bluff are really fascinating.
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WATCH: Pacifica Coastal Erosion Shoreline stabilization saves crumbling 2 days ago   06:21

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