As other communities along the North Shore are also experiencing, heavy wave action and unusually high lake levels are proving to be an issue for Lake Michigan beaches.
Just prior to Thanksgiving, the City of Lake Forest took action to prevent water from coming too close to the new North Beach Access Road. The City worked with AECOM, a design engineering firm, and DiTomasso Excavating Company to build an eighty-foot revetment extension along the road using the same stone that was used in the original project.
Last week, again – due to Lake Michigan’s high water level and wave activity – City crews were on site several times to remove sand that had been distributed from the beach onto the brick walkway, grass and parking lots. In addition, the sand berms that are annually constructed to protect the area were also washed away and are being rebuilt.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Parks Superintendent Chuck Myers at 847.810.3565.