Lake St. Clair Flooding

Published September 23, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — An update by Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller laid out changes that could be coming to the Chapaton Retention Basin as the office works to reduce the number of combined sewer overflows dumped into Lake St. Clair each year.

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Published July 5, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Living at the east end of Lincoln Street, Sue Rothe said that she feels badly that the city is having to work so hard to keep water off of the road.

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Published July 5, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Lake levels rose throughout the month of June, but there may be some relief as officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project zero increase through July.

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Published June 27, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With concerns that local island hangouts on Lake St. Clair have sunk deeper into the lake, local boaters say they’re making changes to their usual plans.

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Published June 7, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP/DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced on June 4 that based on its preliminary data from May, Lake St. Clair has set a new record high monthly mean water level.

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Published May 30, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Years of harsh weather and the current record-high lake levels have merged to create a perfect storm for residents on Elm Lane. The private road off Jefferson Avenue in Harrison Township’s southeast side is slowly falling into the adjacent canal. The seawall there is no longer doing its job, and a large section of the safety guardrail is already in the water.

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Published May 23, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — As the water rose along the banks of Lake St. Clair this spring, it led some residents to recall when high water levels caused residents to need boats to get out of their homes and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to erect a semi-permanent barrier against the rising tide.

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Published May 10, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Sandbags aren’t the only things lining the shores of Lake St. Clair this spring.

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Published May 10, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A state of emergency has been declared in Harrison Township due to rising lake levels. State officials say levels across all the Great Lakes are expected to set record highs this year.

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Published May 3, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — When a portion of Lake St. Clair ended up inside some waterfront homes due to rising lake levels at a low point on the coast, City Manager Mike Smith and members of the city’s emergency management team realized that they needed to take action to protect residents from flooding.

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Published April 30, 2019

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP/ST. CLAIR SHORES — Lake levels are reaching historic highs, and experts say those levels are projected to increase during the month of May.

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