Ludington experiences seiche Friday afternoon.

April 13, 2018

Ludington experiences seiche Friday afternoon.

LUDINGTON — Adam Castonia contributed this photograph he took from Coast Guard Station Ludington Friday afternoon of the seiche that took place along the Lake Michigan shoreline. A sieche is caused by extreme high or low- pressure systems or wind-driven wave run up and results in sudden and extreme water fluctuations. Notice that the breakwater is covered by water. Others have posted videos and photographs of water rising up Ludington Avenue east of Stearns Outer Drive. The City of Manistee also experienced the event, which has caused damage to many of its facilities along the Manistee River.

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