Lake Michigan Snow Fence

A snow fence remains well into summer along the shores of Lake Michigan. The wooden and wire barrier placed to keep the snow at bay as it blows off the lake. Placed also to keep people from walking on grasses planted purposely to try and protect the beach. We’ve seen dramatic changes to the lakefront in the last few years. Beaches disappearing entirely, either blown away or subsumed by water. 

A snow fence remains well into summer along the shores of Lake Michigan. The wooden and wire barrier placed to keep the snow at bay as it blows off the lake. Placed also to keep people from walking on grasses planted purposely to try and protect the beach. We’ve seen dramatic changes to the lakefront in the last few years. Beaches disappearing entirely, either blown away or subsumed by water. 

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