Ogden Dunes is losing its beachfront due to erosion

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By Chris Light [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Living along the lakeshore comes with its own special headaches, but residents along the Ogden Dunes are dealing with one that has nothing to do with tourists.

Water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are at their highest level in 20 years. As a result, the Northwest Indiana Times says one third of the metal seawall between the lake and the homes along Ogden Dunes have been exposed due to erosion.

Also as a result, the beach itself has become a lot smaller, and at some stretches too small to even put up a volleyball net.

Some of the problems are being attributed to the Port of Indiana and ArcelorMittal bulkhead blocking the natural flow of sand to the beach.

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