Mapping Coastal Erosion Sites and other Shoreline Impacts
The Great Lakes Coastal Reporting Tool is a simple way for people to provide information about coastal problems including: erosion sites, habitat impacts, polluted runoff, dumping sites and improper off-road vehicle use. The inventory is designed for the entire shoreline of Lake Superior, as well as all Great Lakes coastal areas in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
The inventory is easy to use: simply zoom in to the area that you saw the erosion (either using the button at bottom right of map, or use mouse scroll wheel while holding ctrl button. You can zoom right up to your house/property), double click to place a red locator pin on the site, upload some photos if available and type in any additional information about the site in the form below (optional: name, phone number, directions to site, nearest street address, dimensions of site if applicable, etc.). Your email address and phone number will not be view-able by the public. The latitude and longitude portion of the form will fill in automatically when you drop a pin on your site. You can switch between satellite view and street map view with the button at top left of the map. You can also enter full screen map mode if you like with the button at top right on the map. To exit full screen mode press the same button to return to the form.
The Superior Watershed Partnership, along with other partners, will use the inventory to prioritize sites and seek resources to address coastal impacts.
Lake Superior - Wisconsin
Lake Superior - Minnesota