Rising Lake Levels Presentation at Marquette Township April 16th Discussed on 8th Day

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Lake Superior may set record high in 2018; Sea Grant, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss possible levels, impacts

Rising Lake Levels Presentation at Marquette Township April 16th Discussed on 8th Day

Rising Lake Levels Presentation at Marquette Township April 16th Discussed on 8th Day

Marquette, Michigan – Elliot Nelson spoke with Todd Pazz on The 8th Day Radio Show about the presentations on April 16th and 17th where the Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District Office will be giving presentations  about the science and current status of Lake Superior Water Levels.” Also discussed during the interview was the origin and scope of Sea Grant as well as the cooperation of more than 30 states, numerous educational institutions like the University of Michigan and Michigan State, and educators across the state of Michigan.

“Lake Superior Water Levels have been within a couple of inches of all time monthly record highs over the last few months, and this summer there is a significant chance that Lake Superior could exceed it’s all time record high for May, June and July.”  Sea Grant works with townships, counties, and states as well as business and non-profit organizations to highlight the science needed to guide public policy.

Sea Grant works with fisheries, aquaculture, coastal development developments, economic development organizations, K12 schools, and ecosystem restoration bodies, says Mr. Nelson.  These presentations are new, but lake levels prompted the effort.  “The presentations will address how lake levels are monitored, the predicted levels over the next several months. There will also be resources provided on how to understand Great Lakes water levels and how to prepare for extremes like this.”

Lake levels are dynamic, never just fixed at an average.  Climate, short term and longer 150-year cycles, as well as precipitation affect levels.  Those that live near or on the coast are invited to these presentations.

In partnership with Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District Office will discuss the changing Lake Superior water levels.

The Presentations are from 6pm – 7:30pm and are:

  • April 16th – Marquette Township Hall Community Room
  • April 17th – Lake Superior State University Crawford Hall

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Rising Lake Levels Presentation at Marquette Township April 16th Discussed on 8th Day

Rising Lake Levels Presentation at Marquette Township April 16th Discussed on 8th Day

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