May 29, 2020

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

Engineer Dude Meadows will focus on Michigan’s lake concentrations from 1938 to present and inform
coastal communities, residence house owners and group planners at Michigan’s Substantial H2o
Summit April 28.

A second Michigan Substantial H2o Summit webinar town hall will focus on Wonderful Lakes shoreline
erosion and permitting. Registration is open and confined to 1,000 attendees. The webinar
is from 5-six:30 p.m. on April 28. Go to the Michigan Department of Atmosphere, Wonderful
Lakes and Electrical power (EGLE) high h2o concentrations website to sign-up for the webinar and for added info.

Bluff retreat hazard projections in the vicinity of Benton Harbor. The blue line farthest offshore
represents the shoreline in 1938, when the orange line farthest offshore represents
the place the bluff was in that 12 months. The future blue and orange traces are the place the shoreline
and bluff have been in 2016. The hashed pink line represents the bluff retreat hazard spot,
which estimates the place the bluff is projected to be in 30 a long time. Credit rating: Michigan Tech
Geospatial Investigate Facility 

Dude Meadows is the Michigan Technological University Robbins professor of Sustainable Marine
Engineering and the founding director of the Wonderful Lakes Investigate Center. His presentation will centre on how lake concentrations have changed in the previous eighty a long time
and offer info to coastal communities.

Researchers at Michigan Tech’s Geospatial Investigate Facility have created a world-wide-web portal the place anyone can discover shoreline variations along Michigan’s Wonderful Lakes. Also, Meadows
recently wrote an article about coastal group resilience for the International Joint Commission e-newsletter, Wonderful Lakes Link.

Extra displays will be manufactured by EGLE staff members Charlie Simon of the U.S. Military
Corps of Engineers Detroit District Regulatory Business Dan Dietz of Dietz House Shifting
of Muskegon and Brian Majka of GEI Consultants in Grand Rapids. The very first Substantial H2o
Summit webinar was March 26, and was attended by more than 750 individuals.

Michigan Technological University is a general public research college, household to more than
seven,000 students from 54 international locations. Started in 1885, the University features more than
120 undergraduate and graduate degree packages in science and technological know-how, engineering,
forestry, business and economics, wellbeing professions, humanities, arithmetic, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Higher Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a couple of miles from Lake Superior.