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

Engineer Person Meadows will discuss Michigan’s lake amounts from 1938 to present and inform
coastal communities, house homeowners and community planners at 2nd Michigan Substantial
Water Summit city hall April 28.

A 2nd Michigan Substantial Water Summit webinar city hall will focus on Good Lakes shoreline
erosion and allowing. Registration is open and constrained to 1,000 attendees. The webinar
is from five-six:thirty p.m. on April 28. Pay a visit to the Michigan Office of Natural environment, Good
Lakes and Strength (EGLE) high h2o amounts web-site to sign-up for the webinar and for further 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 threat projections in the vicinity of Benton Harbor. The blue line farthest offshore
represents the shoreline in 1938, when the orange line farthest offshore represents
where by the bluff was in that 12 months. The upcoming blue and orange traces are where by the shoreline
and bluff had been in 2016. The hashed purple line represents the bluff retreat threat region,
which estimates where by the bluff is projected to be in thirty years. Credit rating: Michigan Tech
Geospatial Investigation Facility 

Person Meadows is the Michigan Technological College Robbins professor of Sustainable Maritime
Engineering and the founding director of the Good Lakes Investigation Middle. His presentation will heart on how lake amounts have adjusted in the previous eighty years
and present facts to coastal communities.

Scientists at Michigan Tech’s Geospatial Investigation Facility have made a internet portal where by any individual can take a look at shoreline changes along Michigan’s Good Lakes. Also, Meadows
lately wrote an post about coastal community resilience for the International Joint Commission newsletter, Good Lakes Relationship.

Further displays will be designed by EGLE employees Charlie Simon of the U.S. Military
Corps of Engineers Detroit District Regulatory Business office Dan Dietz of Dietz Dwelling Transferring
of Muskegon and Brian Majka of GEI Consultants in Grand Rapids. The very first Substantial Water
Summit webinar was March 26, and was attended by far more than 750 people today.

Michigan Technological College is a public research university, house to far more than
7,000 pupils from 54 nations around the world. Established in 1885, the College provides far more than
120 undergraduate and graduate degree plans in science and technological innovation, engineering,
forestry, enterprise and economics, wellness professions, humanities, arithmetic, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a number of miles from Lake Superior.