It’s official, Marquette County has requested the Great Lakes shoreline be declared a disaster area.
Increasing water levels, along with erosion and damaged infrastructure, led to the request.
The Marquette County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the request, and is asking for state and federal funding to help begin repairing the damage.
The request will also be sent to all 83 Michigan counties, as well as state and federal representatives and senators, and Governor Whitmer.
Water levels are expected to rise up to an additional 12 inches once the snow melts, further straining the shoreline, and communities trying to preserve them.