Great Lakes Beach Hazards: Developing a Risk Communication Strategy for Dangerous Waves and Currents

This report was designed to

  • Identify how beachgoers perceive the risk of dangerous currents and waves in the Great Lakes
  • Evaluate existing messages and delivery mechanisms (such as National Weather Service Surf Zone Forecasts)
  • Translate complex beach conditions into understandable, actionable messages for specific beachgoer audiences
  • Identify effective delivery mechanisms for specific audiences
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