Benefits of Hazard Mitigation Planning to Reduce Shoreline Impacts Due to Great Lakes Water Level Management Fluctuations and Severe Storms

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by Robert Nairn, Baird & Associates, Oakville, Canada,
Darryl Hatheway, Baird & Associates, Oakville, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering:

Abstract: Recent experience with flood hazard mitigation planning that encompassed aspects of pre-disaster preparedness and recovery operations have proven to be an effective tool in geographic environments subject to shoreline erosion impacts as a result of episodic severe storm events and long-term erosion/accretion trends. The severe storm events and natural water level fluctuations of the Great Lakes region, combined with Great Lakes water level management programs can have an impact or benefit on regional erosion problems for particular shore types, and need to be addressed according to each specific hazard influencing the shore type.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Lakes | Water level | Erosion | Natural disasters | Shoreline | Storms | Floods | Disaster preparedness | Geohazards | Great Lakes | Great lakes region

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