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

Engineer Dude Meadows will discuss Michigan’s lake degrees from 1938 to present and inform
coastal communities, house owners and community planners at Michigan’s Superior H2o
Summit April 28.

A 2nd Michigan Superior H2o Summit webinar city hall will focus on Terrific Lakes shoreline
erosion and permitting. Registration is open and constrained to 1,000 attendees. The webinar
is from five-six:30 p.m. on April 28. Check out the Michigan Office of Natural environment, Terrific
Lakes and Electrical power (EGLE) high h2o degrees internet site to sign up for the webinar and for extra details.

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 near Benton Harbor. The blue line farthest offshore
represents the shoreline in 1938, though the orange line farthest offshore represents
the place the bluff was in that yr. The following blue and orange lines are the place the shoreline
and bluff were in 2016. The hashed pink line represents the bluff retreat threat space,
which estimates the place the bluff is projected to be in 30 years. Credit: Michigan Tech
Geospatial Exploration Facility 

Dude Meadows is the Michigan Technological College Robbins professor of Sustainable Maritime
Engineering and the founding director of the Terrific Lakes Exploration Middle. His presentation will center on how lake degrees have changed in the previous 80 years
and supply details to coastal communities.

Researchers at Michigan Tech’s Geospatial Exploration Facility have created a web portal the place any person can check out shoreline variations along Michigan’s Terrific Lakes. Also, Meadows
recently wrote an write-up about coastal community resilience for the Intercontinental Joint Commission e-newsletter, Terrific Lakes Connection.

Additional displays will be built by EGLE employees Charlie Simon of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers Detroit District Regulatory Office environment Dan Dietz of Dietz House Moving
of Muskegon and Brian Majka of GEI Consultants in Grand Rapids. The first Superior H2o
Summit webinar was March 26, and was attended by extra than 750 people.

Michigan Technological College is a community study university, home to extra than
7,000 college students from fifty four nations around the world. Founded in 1885, the College delivers extra than
120 undergraduate and graduate diploma systems in science and technology, engineering,
forestry, organization and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Higher Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a few miles from Lake Exceptional.