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

Engineer Guy Meadows will discuss Michigan’s lake levels from 1938 to present and inform
coastal communities, house proprietors and group planners at 2nd Michigan Superior
H2o Summit city corridor April 28.

A 2nd Michigan Superior H2o Summit webinar city corridor will focus on Fantastic Lakes shoreline
erosion and allowing. Registration is open up and limited to 1,000 attendees. The webinar
is from 5-six:30 p.m. on April 28. Stop by the Michigan Section of Setting, Fantastic
Lakes and Electricity (EGLE) high water levels web page to register for the webinar and for supplemental 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 hazard projections close to Benton Harbor. The blue line farthest offshore
signifies the shoreline in 1938, although the orange line farthest offshore signifies
wherever the bluff was in that year. The future blue and orange lines are wherever the shoreline
and bluff had been in 2016. The hashed pink line signifies the bluff retreat hazard spot,
which estimates wherever the bluff is projected to be in 30 decades. Credit: Michigan Tech
Geospatial Analysis Facility 

Guy Meadows is the Michigan Technological College Robbins professor of Sustainable Marine
Engineering and the founding director of the Fantastic Lakes Analysis Centre. His presentation will heart on how lake levels have adjusted in the previous 80 decades
and deliver information and facts to coastal communities.

Researchers at Michigan Tech’s Geospatial Analysis Facility have formulated a world wide web portal wherever any individual can explore shoreline improvements together Michigan’s Fantastic Lakes. Also, Meadows
lately wrote an posting about coastal group resilience for the Global Joint Fee e-newsletter, Fantastic Lakes Connection.

Additional presentations will be built by EGLE team Charlie Simon of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers Detroit District Regulatory Place of work Dan Dietz of Dietz Household Shifting
of Muskegon and Brian Majka of GEI Consultants in Grand Rapids. The initial Superior H2o
Summit webinar was March 26, and was attended by far more than 750 persons.

Michigan Technological College is a community investigate university, household to far more than
seven,000 pupils from fifty four international locations. Started in 1885, the College gives far more than
one hundred twenty undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technologies, engineering,
forestry, company and economics, well being professions, humanities, arithmetic, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Higher Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.