Photos: Erosion threatens homes along Lake Michigan

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Susan Wittenbach stands on her deck, which is perched precariously on a Lake Michigan sand dune. (Sept. 3, 2019)

An Oct. 18 courtesy photo shows erosion to a bluff in Casco Township, near South Haven. (Michigan Geological Survey)

An Oct. 18 courtesy photo shows erosion to a bluff in Casco Township, near South Haven. (Michigan Geological Survey)

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The deck of a Park Township home is starting to fall after Lake Michigan washed away several hundred feet of land. (Oct. 21, 2019)

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The deck of a Park Township home is starting to fall after Lake Michigan washed away several hundred feet of land. (Oct. 21, 2019)

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A Park Township home teeters on the end of a bluff. Lake Michigan has washed away a few hundred feet of land, putting the home dangerously close to a drop in to the water. (Oct. 21, 2019)

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A Park Township home teeters on the end of a bluff. Lake Michigan has washed away a few hundred feet of land, putting the home dangerously close to a drop in to the water. (Oct. 21, 2019)

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A new sea wall protects Norton Shores homes from Lake Michigan. (Oct. 21, 2019)

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An Ottawa County home perched precariously on a Lake Michigan sand dune. (Sept. 3, 2019)

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An Ottawa County home perched precariously on a Lake Michigan sand dune. (Sept. 3, 2019)

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A Norton Shores home is poised to topple into Lake Michigan after erosion problems. (July 25, 2019)

A photo of Congletons' home on North Shore Drive in Spring Lake. (Oct. 18, 2019)

A photo of Congletons' home on North Shore Drive in Spring Lake. (Oct. 18, 2019)

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A Norton Shores home is poised to topple into Lake Michigan after erosion problems. (July 25, 2019)

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Paul Griffeth's house along Lake Michigan at Grand Haven. (Oct. 16, 2019)

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A photo of Congletons' home on North Shore Drive in Spring Lake. (Oct. 18, 2019)
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