Drought Contingency Plan for the Youghiogheny River Lake Basin
The purpose of this Drought Contingency Plan is to provide a basic reference for water management decisions and responses to a water shortage in the Youghiogheny River Basin induced by...

A Storm Water Management Model for Grand Rapids, Michigan
In 1989, the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, engaged Black & Veatch to conduct a comprehensive study of its combined sewer system with two primary objectives: (1) to relieve basement...

Stormwater Management Policies for Two Urbanizing Communities in Western Suburban Cleveland
The cities of North Ridgeville and Avon Lake, Ohio are two western suburbs of Cleveland. The recent completion of the interstate highway, I-480, the resurgence of Lake Erie as a prime...

Comparative Performance of Spectral and Parametric Numerical Wave Prediction Models in Lake Michigan
Four different numerical wave prediction models are used to hindcast wave conditions in Lake Michigan for a 10 day case in October, 1988. Results are compared to observed wave height and...

Research on the Possibility of Creating a Community Using Water Facilities as Mutual Familiarization Medium

Case Study: Downdrift Benefits Four Miles and Six Years from a Gravelly Beach Nourishment on Lake Michigan
A Corps of Engineers gravel feeder-beach nourishment at New Buffalo, MI, in late 1980 - early 1981 gave an excellent opportunity to observe the downdrift progress of the gravel. This paper...

Increased Attention to Ocean and Coastal Protection Legislation in the 101st Congress
For all the grumbling about the ineffectiveness of Congress, the 101st Congress produced a surprising number of critical pieces of coastal- and ocean-related legislation, and began the...

Changing Socio-Economic Conditions in the Hamilton Harbour (Ontario) Area: Implications for Harbour Remediation
The 1987 Protocol amending the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1978 called for the preparation of Remedial Action Plans for forty-two Areas of Concern (typically polluted harbours...

Citizen Views on Great Lakes Policy: A Comparison of Canadian and U.S. Publics
This study investigates Canadian and American public opinion concerning the use of public funds to restore and protect Great Lakes coastal areas. Based upon survey data collected among...

Shipwreck Management in Michigan's Great Lakes
From the year 1679, when Sier de la Salle's legendary trading ship, the Griffin set sail and disappeared on its maiden voyage, to 1975 when the Edmund Fitzgerald went down...

Legal Remedies Against Inlet-Caused Erosion
Property owners and others affected by erosion caused by an inlet's interference with the natural littoral drift have legal rights. Those rights are based upon traditional...

Cleaning North America's Beaches—Volunteers Across America Monitor the Quality of Our Coasts
The Center for Marine Conservation (CMC) has established a National Marine Debris Database to involve citizens in the collection of standardized information on marine debris. A comparison...

An Update to CoastWatch—NOAA's New Capability for the Coastal Ocean
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) CoastWatch project was initiated in August 1988 in response to a red tide event off the North Carolina coast....

Great Lakes Wave Runup Methodology Study
The Great Lakes region has 5,480 miles of U.S. lakeshore. Located along this shoreline are approximately 340 Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Study sites with the associated...

Management of Great Lakes' Sandy Barriers: The Conceptual Challenges
Sandy barriers are dynamic, significant, and sensitive resource systems, comprising portions of the 18,000 km of Great Lakes shore. Use, development, and management of these features,...

Longshore Sand Transport Rate Distributions Measured in Lake Michigan
Cross-shore and vertical distributions of longshore sand transport in the nearshore zone were measured in a field data collection project conducted at Ludington, Michigan, on the east...

Neashore Sediment Transport by Slush/Brash Ice in Southern Lake Michigan
Bands of mobile ice are common features in the Great Lakes nearshore zone during the winter months. Samples were collected during December, 1989 to determine the sediment content in the...

The Structural Evolution of a Wave-Current Sediment Concentration Boundary Layer

Spit Formation in Lake and Bay
A technique of superimposing beach profiles, as a method for analyzing the characteristics and deformation process of a sand spit topography, is proposed, and the morphological changes...

Initial Shoreline Response at the Presque Isle Erosion Control Project
Construction of the Presque Isle Shoreline Erosion Control Project in Lake Erie at Erie, PA began October 1989 and consists of fifty-eight offshore segmented breakwaters with beachfill....

 

 

 

 

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