MTU Oceanographer Addresses 80 Years of Lake Levels at High Water Summit

Engineer Person Meadows will explore Michigan’s lake concentrations from 1938 to present and inform
coastal communities, assets entrepreneurs and group planners at Michigan’s High H2o
Summit April 28.

A 2nd Michigan High H2o Summit webinar city hall will focus on Wonderful Lakes shoreline
erosion and permitting. Registration is open up and confined to 1,000 attendees. The webinar
is from 5-six:30 p.m. on April 28. Pay a visit to the Michigan Office of Surroundings, Wonderful
Lakes and Power (EGLE) high drinking water concentrations internet site to sign up for the webinar and for extra information and facts.

A map depicting the shoreline near Benton Harbor upon which are overlaid lines which show how the shoreline has changed since 1938.
Bluff retreat risk projections around Benton Harbor. The blue line farthest offshore
signifies the shoreline in 1938, although the orange line farthest offshore signifies
in which the bluff was in that 12 months. The next blue and orange traces are in which the shoreline
and bluff ended up in 2016. The hashed pink line signifies the bluff retreat risk space,
which estimates in which the bluff is projected to be in 30 yrs. Credit history: Michigan Tech
Geospatial Exploration Facility 

Person Meadows is the Michigan Technological College Robbins professor of Sustainable Marine
Engineering and the founding director of the Wonderful Lakes Exploration Middle. His presentation will heart on how lake concentrations have improved in the previous eighty yrs
and supply information and facts to coastal communities.

Scientists at Michigan Tech’s Geospatial Exploration Facility have formulated a web portal in which everyone can check out shoreline changes along Michigan’s Wonderful Lakes. Also, Meadows
not long ago wrote an post about coastal group resilience for the International Joint Fee e-newsletter, Wonderful Lakes Link.

Supplemental displays will be designed by EGLE employees Charlie Simon of the U.S. Military
Corps of Engineers Detroit District Regulatory Workplace Dan Dietz of Dietz House Moving
of Muskegon and Brian Majka of GEI Consultants in Grand Rapids. The 1st High H2o
Summit webinar was March 26, and was attended by much more than 750 people today.

Michigan Technological College is a community exploration college, home to much more than
seven,000 students from 54 nations. Started in 1885, the College gives much more than
120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and engineering, engineering,
forestry, business enterprise and economics, health and fitness professions, humanities, arithmetic, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a handful of miles from Lake Remarkable.