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

Engineer Man Meadows will examine Michigan’s lake stages from 1938 to present and inform
coastal communities, residence homeowners and community planners at second Michigan Significant
H2o Summit town hall April 28.

A second Michigan Significant H2o Summit webinar town hall will focus on Wonderful Lakes shoreline
erosion and permitting. Registration is open and restricted to one,000 attendees. The webinar
is from 5-6:thirty p.m. on April 28. Go to the Michigan Office of Natural environment, Wonderful
Lakes and Energy (EGLE) high drinking water stages site to sign up for the webinar and for supplemental data.

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
represents the shoreline in 1938, whilst the orange line farthest offshore represents
wherever the bluff was in that calendar year. The subsequent blue and orange strains are wherever the shoreline
and bluff ended up in 2016. The hashed red line represents the bluff retreat risk region,
which estimates wherever the bluff is projected to be in thirty a long time. Credit score: Michigan Tech
Geospatial Investigate Facility 

Man Meadows is the Michigan Technological College Robbins professor of Sustainable Maritime
Engineering and the founding director of the Wonderful Lakes Investigate Centre. His presentation will middle on how lake stages have improved in the earlier 80 a long time
and present data to coastal communities.

Scientists at Michigan Tech’s Geospatial Investigate Facility have formulated a web portal wherever everyone can examine shoreline variations alongside Michigan’s Wonderful Lakes. Also, Meadows
not long ago wrote an post about coastal community resilience for the Intercontinental Joint Commission newsletter, Wonderful Lakes Connection.

Added shows will be manufactured by EGLE workers Charlie Simon of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers Detroit District Regulatory Office environment Dan Dietz of Dietz Property Relocating
of Muskegon and Brian Majka of GEI Consultants in Grand Rapids. The to start with Significant H2o
Summit webinar was March 26, and was attended by additional than 750 people.

Michigan Technological College is a public analysis college, property to additional than
7,000 learners from fifty four countries. Founded in 1885, the College provides additional than
120 undergraduate and graduate diploma courses in science and technology, engineering,
forestry, business and economics, wellness professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a few miles from Lake Remarkable.