Livestreams Alert Beachgoers to Dangerous Currents

Real-time rip-current information is helping swimmers stay safe in the Minnesota city of Duluth and the Wisconsin communities of Port Washington and Milwaukee. “Rip-risk” current conditions and forecasts include air pressure, water, wave, and temperature readings. Seeing the public-safety value of its first livestreaming site, Port Washington is bringing this system to a second location with the aid of $15,000 in funding from We Energies.

This multi-partner initiative includes the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and NOAA’s Digital Coast, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, and National Weather Service. (2017)

More Information: glerl.noaa.gov//res/glcfs

Partners: City of Duluth, City of Port Washington, Milwaukee County Parks, Minnesota Sea Grant, Ozaukee County, University of Minnesota Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Wisconsin – Madison, U.S. Coast Guard, We Energies, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, Wisconsin Sea Grant, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and NOAA’s Digital Coast, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, and National Weather Service

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