Village along unfrozen Lake Erie reports ‘erosion emergency’

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Township Park, on the shores of Lake Erie in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, is shown. (Google Maps)

CLEVELAND (cleveland.com) — An Ohio village along Lake Erie is experiencing what officials describe as an “erosion emergency” because the lake hasn’t frozen over.

The village administrator in Geneva-on-the-Lake says erosion has eaten away more than 40 feet of land from a park in a two-week span. He says more waves are pounding the shore because the lake has no ice cover.

The damage started in early February.

The village is seeking a short-term emergency response, such as putting rocks along the shoreline.

A complete erosion control solution could cost an estimated $1.3 million.

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