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

Engineer Man Meadows will discuss Michigan’s lake concentrations from 1938 to present and inform coastal communities, property...

Engineer Man Meadows will discuss Michigan’s lake concentrations from 1938 to present and inform
coastal communities, property entrepreneurs and community planners at Michigan’s Higher H2o
Summit April 28.

A next Michigan Higher H2o Summit webinar city hall will focus on Excellent Lakes shoreline
erosion and permitting. Registration is open and limited to 1,000 attendees. The webinar
is from 5-6:thirty p.m. on April 28. Take a look at the Michigan Office of Atmosphere, Excellent
Lakes and Power (EGLE) high drinking water concentrations internet site to sign up for the webinar and for added information and facts.

Bluff retreat danger projections near Benton Harbor. The blue line farthest offshore
signifies the shoreline in 1938, while the orange line farthest offshore signifies
where by the bluff was in that yr. The upcoming blue and orange strains are where by the shoreline
and bluff were in 2016. The hashed crimson line signifies the bluff retreat danger space,
which estimates where by the bluff is projected to be in thirty many years. Credit: Michigan Tech
Geospatial Investigation Facility 

Man Meadows is the Michigan Technological College Robbins professor of Sustainable Maritime
Engineering and the founding director of the Excellent Lakes Investigation Heart. His presentation will middle on how lake concentrations have modified in the past 80 many years
and deliver information and facts to coastal communities.

Researchers at Michigan Tech’s Geospatial Investigation Facility have produced a world-wide-web portal where by anyone can examine shoreline changes alongside Michigan’s Excellent Lakes. Also, Meadows
a short while ago wrote an posting about coastal community resilience for the International Joint Fee newsletter, Excellent Lakes Link.

Supplemental shows will be produced by EGLE employees Charlie Simon of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers Detroit District Regulatory Workplace Dan Dietz of Dietz Home Relocating
of Muskegon and Brian Majka of GEI Consultants in Grand Rapids. The first Higher H2o
Summit webinar was March 26, and was attended by far more than 750 people.

Michigan Technological College is a community analysis college, home to far more than
seven,000 students from 54 international locations. Launched in 1885, the College gives far more than
a hundred and twenty undergraduate and graduate diploma systems in science and technological know-how, engineering,
forestry, business 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.