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

Engineer Dude Meadows will talk about Michigan’s lake concentrations from 1938 to present and inform
coastal communities, house homeowners and group planners at 2nd Michigan Higher
Drinking water Summit city hall April 28.

A 2nd Michigan Higher Drinking water Summit webinar city hall will focus on Good Lakes shoreline
erosion and allowing. Registration is open up and confined to 1,000 attendees. The webinar
is from five-6:thirty p.m. on April 28. Visit the Michigan Division of Ecosystem, Good
Lakes and Vitality (EGLE) high drinking water concentrations web page to sign up for the webinar and for supplemental information and facts.

Bluff retreat risk projections around Benton Harbor. The blue line farthest offshore
signifies the shoreline in 1938, even though the orange line farthest offshore signifies
where the bluff was in that yr. The next blue and orange lines are where the shoreline
and bluff were in 2016. The hashed pink line signifies the bluff retreat risk area,
which estimates where the bluff is projected to be in thirty a long time. Credit: Michigan Tech
Geospatial Analysis Facility 

Dude Meadows is the Michigan Technological University Robbins professor of Sustainable Maritime
Engineering and the founding director of the Good Lakes Analysis Middle. His presentation will heart on how lake concentrations have altered in the previous 80 a long time
and deliver information and facts to coastal communities.

Scientists at Michigan Tech’s Geospatial Analysis Facility have created a website portal where everyone can explore shoreline adjustments together Michigan’s Good Lakes. Also, Meadows
recently wrote an short article about coastal group resilience for the International Joint Commission e-newsletter, Good Lakes Connection.

Additional presentations will be designed by EGLE employees Charlie Simon of the U.S. Military
Corps of Engineers Detroit District Regulatory Office environment Dan Dietz of Dietz Dwelling Relocating
of Muskegon and Brian Majka of GEI Consultants in Grand Rapids. The initial Higher Drinking water
Summit webinar was March 26, and was attended by much more than 750 people.

Michigan Technological University is a community research college, residence to much more than
seven,000 learners from 54 international locations. Established in 1885, the University presents much more than
a hundred and twenty undergraduate and graduate diploma courses in science and technology, engineering,
forestry, business and economics, wellbeing professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a couple miles from Lake Remarkable.