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Michigan Department of Environment aiding property owners in combating erosion

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Lakeshore property owners fighting erosion due to high water levels ... are getting some help from the state.

Dan Wanschura (wahn-SHUR-ah) has more.


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You might be able to use sandbags as a way to protect your shoreline from erosion.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is expediting the permitting process for sandbag use. 

Nick Assendelft is the public information officer for EGLE.

He says sandbags aren’t a permanent answer to erosion … but they can provide some temporary relief.

“This is something that is going to try to stem some of the damage as you try to work out exactly what you want to do next to make sure you avoid any further damage from erosion.” 

Assendelft encourages property owners to work with a contractor to design a more long-term solution. 

The sandbag permit fee costs $100.