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Higher Water Levels and Smaller Beaches

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As the last of the ice melts away, it will be apparent that the Lake Michigan water level is higher this spring. In fact it has been several years since the water level has been above the long term average which is quite likely depending upon the precipitation during the next six months. One consequence of this shift in water balance is that the beaches have accumulated quite a bit of beach grass that will border the new shoreline quite closely, leaving very little sand to lay our beach towel or take walks without dipping into the lake. It's all a big cycle in the scheme of things, and definitely not a critical problem in preserving the splendor of the Great Lakes!
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Tommy Law Chosen for the City of Grand Haven Lighthouse Award

The City of Grand Haven has a goal to select a City Employee each year "to recognize the spirit of accomplishment". This year's recipient is Tommy Law who is a long time employee in the City's Department of Public Works. On Thursday March 12, 2015 Tommy was presented the lighthouse replica by Mayor Geri McCaleb in front of City Council, his fellow employees, and numerous citizens of Grand Haven at the Community Center in Grand Haven, Michigan.
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Winter Forecast 2014-2015

After careful consideration of many factors and forty years experience, I have prepared the winter forecast for the 2014-2015 season. Please read below and see how I do....
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Lakeshark! A new book by Alan D. Roebuck

“Lakeshark! Invasion of the Asian Carp.” Alan D. Roebuck This is a fiction/fantasy novel. Prominently featuring Grand Haven and Beaver Island, this book begins with reality and takes off from there. Two young and beautiful biologists, Lisa Brown and Emily French, track Asian Carp as the carp make their move from the Mississippi River into Lake Michigan. The biologists are caught up in a series of events as the carp grow, evolve, mutate and begin to attack people. Meet three couples on break from college looking for adventure, Officer McFadden, the Doc, a coroner, and a revered captain of the coast guard as the unthinkable happens. ...
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Sugaring - One good thing about our recent weather.

I am no expert, but I would think our latest batch of frigid weather with the clear skies and subzero temperatures, must be good to get the maple trees all "revved up" for some maple syrup in the coming weeks. It may be a little early, but I got a feeling we will have some more cold weather in our future and it may be time to get our buckets ready.
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Advertise With SurfGrandHaven.Com

Please consider advertising your business with SurfGrandHaven.com. This website is intended to show what a Great Place Our Community is to "Work, Live and Play". For information on advertising please email info@surfgandhaven.com, or call 616-402-2185.
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Beach Erosion

I recently received an article from Alan Roebuck who writes about a recent experience at the Grand Haven shore. Enjoy!...
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Webcam is Up

The new webcam is currently undergoing some image programming that will fine tune the picture to correct focus and direction.
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Surfrider Reopens Martins Beach!

Surfrider a non-profit international organization has won a legal case in northern California to reopen a popular beach for surfers and beach goers. For more information go to Surfrider.org.
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Fishing Report For Friday September 26

Captain Matt Whitney of Whitney Charters has got the latest fishing conditions on the big lake. A complete list of all of the fishing reports for this summer is in the Marine Section. Also included is the latest report below....
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