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Water quality projects: Taking the spooky out of stormwater

RACINE COUNTY— What do a historic moment in candy-making and a water quality project have in common? In honor of Halloween, Root-Pike WIN (Watershed Initiative Network) used the candy analogy to illustrate the bewitching results that come from a perfect partnership. Almost everyone knows there was an enchanted moment when the peanut butter fell into […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Local news, Weather

UPDATE: Aug. 30 a good day to watch Lake Michigan but stay out of it!

UPDATE:  The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan has extended the Beach Advisory and the Small Craft Advisory until 10 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 30). Original story (Aug. 30, 2:14 p.m.): RACINE, KENOSHA — Wednesday (Aug. 30) is a good day to watch Lake Michigan waves crash ashore, but weather forecasters advise beach visitors and boaters to […]

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Off-duty Kenosha deputies rescue mom & 2 kids from drowning at beach named in beach warning

KENOSHA — Off-duty Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies enjoying a day with their families rescued a mother and her two children from drowning in Lake Michigan at one of the beaches named in the most recent beach hazard warning. Deputy Kelsey Schwuchow – According to a press release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, deputies Kelsey […]

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High waves, wind, rip currents prompt Beach Hazard Warning for Lake Michigan through Aug. 30

RACINE, KENOSHA — Residents and visitors in Racine and Kenosha counties are being warned about rip currents if they plan on swimming in Lake Michigan through Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service issued a Beach Hazard Warning on Monday, Aug. 28 for Wind Point Lighthouse Beach in Racine and Simmons Island Beach in Kenosha that […]

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UPDATE: Heavy rain, winds expected to bring flash flooding, dangerous beach hazards Aug. 14

UPDATE Aug.14, 5:56 p.m.: The National Weather Service (NWS) Milwaukee/Sullivan office has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Eastern Racine County and Eastern Kenosha County until 6:30 p.m. Monday (Aug. 14). Heavy rain (between 1 and 2.5 inches) has fallen in the warned area. At 4:29 p.m. the public was reporting cars stuck in spots […]

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UPDATE: North Beach reopened; high bacteria levels keep Zoo Beach under advisory July 7

UPDATE (JULY 7, 2023, 11:50 a.m.): RACINE — The Racine Department of Public Health on Friday revised the swimming status for North Beach and Zoo Beach after closing both beaches on Thursday because of unsafe bacteria levels in Lake Michigan. North Beach has reopened for swimming. Zoo Beach is at an Advisory level because water […]

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Coast Guard Auxiliary offering free vessel checks on June 17 at Reefpoint Marina

RACINE — With the boating season now in full swing, owners in Racine are encouraged to take advantage of an important opportunity from the Coast Guard Auxiliary this Saturday. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 41 is hosting free vessel checks for all Racine boat owners at the Reefpoint Marina, 2 Christopher Columbus Causeway, from […]