South Haven Buoy

The South Haven, Michigan buoy<br />

The South Haven, Michigan buoy, pictured here, was originally funded by the NOAA Coastal Storms Program to supply critical information to help keep beachgoers and recreational boaters safe along this popular Lake Michigan coastline. During the pilot program, the buoy’s observations often were used by NOAA’s National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids, which issued 60 small-craft warnings. Recognizing the buoy’s importance as part of a regional nearshore network, South Haven and community organizations secured the funds needed to support permanent buoy operation and maintenance. Credit: LimnoTech

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