Dangerously High Lake Waters Tonight and Thursday

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Lake Michigan levels with be dangerously high for the next few days.

The National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood advisory for Cook and Lake counties between 7 p.m. today through 4 p.m. Thursday.

North winds will gust as high as 35 mph, creating waves between seven and nine feet high, according to the weather service, which also warned of possible coastal flooding and beach erosion along the shorelines and the lakefront bike path.

Meanwhile, Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) said she has been working with city, state and federal officials to address erosion problems along the lake.

“After seeing the accelerated erosion due to the storm activity we’ve had over the last couple of weeks, we requested a re-evaluation from the Army Corps of Engineers for our most impacted areas,” Hadden said in a statement.

She said the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will be taking care of Quantum Dee, the public art at Juneway Beach.

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