A lakeshore property owner near Algoma is giving kudos to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Sue Patel, like many other shoreline homeowners this summer and fall along Lake Michigan, is dealing with high water levels jeopardizing her land and home. Patel reached out to the DNR about two weeks ago after finding out her foundation had cracked. After she was not able to connect with contractors, concrete companies or structural engineers, Patel finally reached out to the DNR as a last resort.
Patel owns a seasonal house on County U about four miles north of Algoma and belongs to an association with seven other property owners that goes back over 100 years. She says the DNR Water Regulation and Zoning Specialist from the Bureau of Watershed Management, along with a Door County contractor who just put in rip-rap, literally saved her home from falling into the lake. She had even contemplated moving the structure. Patel says her only regret is not having reached out to the DNR back in May.