Lake Erie Shore Erosion Management Plan
Vermilion River to Cleveland Harbor
In an on-going effort to assist property owners along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast by providing free technical assistance, the Lake Erie Shore Erosion Management Plan (LESEMP) is being developed by the Ohio Department
of Natural Resources through a partnership between the Office of Coastal Management, Division of Wildlife and Division of Geological Survey.
The LESEMP identifies the causes of erosion in specific areas called reaches which are stretches of shore with similar site conditions. The LESEMP then outlines the most likely means of successful erosion control based on reach-specific erosion issues, geology and habitat. The objective of the reachbased approach to erosion control is to simplify the decision process while enhancing the effectiveness of solutions to erosion related issues.
The LESEMP does not contain any regulatory oversight provisions.
This chapter of the LESEMP is being developed. For help with erosion control along Ohio’s coast, contact the Office of Coastal Management.