With the Labor Day weekend over, the weather turned nasty in Evanston today with lakeshore flooding and beach hazard advisories from the National Weather Service in effect.

The lakeshore flood advisory is scheduled to remain in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday and hazardous conditions at beaches are expected to continue until through early Thursday morning.

At areas long the shoreline that have experienced repeated flooding in recent months water was pouring over the revetment again this morning.

The city has hired a contractor to start doing some repair work in this area of the lakefront this fall at a cost of nearly $750,000. But more extensive repairs are expected to be needed soon and could, city officials estimate, cost as much as $8 million.

But at least until that work is done ponds are forming in the parkland along the shore.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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