The Distribution of PCB Contaminated Sediment in the Kalamazoo River Valley, Michigan
Heightened environmental awareness beginning in the 1970s focused upon lowering contaminant levels in the Kalamazoo River system through the improvement of water quality. The Michigan...

Prediction and Reality of Ridership for the DPM in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Detroit People Mover Implementation to Year One

Marketing a Public-Private Small Scale Hydro Project: Case History, Kent County, Michigan
In 1982, Kent County, Michigan faced an interesting dilemma. Back in 1965, they had purchased the Fallasburg Dam and powerhouse from Consumers Power Company for 1. Without putting funds...

Studies of Fish Protection Methods at Hydroelectric Plants
Five largely untested but economical fish-protection systems were tested at sites throughout North America. The process of selecting laboratory and field test sites was completed at the...

Designing a Modern Small-Scale Hydroelectric Plant
STS Consultants, Ltd. (STS) and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) successfully teamed on four hydropower sites in Michigan during the 1980's. Three of the four sites...

Trends and Emerging Issues: A Longitudinal Study of Government Agencies' Perceptions of Great Lakes Water Resources and Related Issues
The perceptions of government agencies with jurisdiction over Great Lakes' shoreline has changed over time with respect to important issues related to water quality and a...

Implementation and Performance of Berm Breakwater Design at Racine, WI
A large berm-type breakwater has been constructed at the entrance to Racine Harbor, Wisconsin, on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The breakwater is approximately 450 feet long, in...

The Heavy Duty Geogrid Wall
The geogrid reinforced soil retaining wall was a key component in reconstructing a small hydroelectric plant situated at the center of Cascade Dam in Michigan. It was necessary that the...

Comparison of Vertical Velocity Measurements in the Great Lakes Connecting Channels with Theoretical Profiles
Vertical distribution of velocities was measured with an upward looking acoustic Doppler current profiler in the upper St. Clair River during November 1984 - April 1986 and the Detroit...

Performance of an Artesian Glacial Drift Aquifer with Induced Recharge
The City of Kalamazoo, Michigan, has constructed induced recharge facilities at sites of several of its twenty-one well fields as part of a program for supplying potable water to Kalamazoo...

Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Facility

Shoreline Development in Southern Lake Michigan
This abstract refers to the effect that record-high lake levels, shoreline erosion, and the decline of the steel industry are having on present and future plans for shoreline development...

Effects of Toxic Chemical Perceptions on Fishing Behavior
This study investigates: 1) whether angler's who perceive toxic chemicals in the water fish any differently than those who do not, and 2) do these behavioral differences have...

Perceiving Toxic Chemicals in Fishing Environments
The perception of toxic chemicals in the fishing environments by anglers was examined in Kansas and Michigan. The main findings of the study were: 1) There appears to be a small, but significant...

Sanctuaries for Lake Trout in the Great Lakes
Three lake trout sanctuaries have been established in Lake Michigan: the Fox Island Sanctuary of 121,500 ha, in the Chippewa-Ottawa Treaty fishing zone in the northern region of the lake;...

Combination of Cobble and Sill Controls Erosion
Two types of erosion controls that have had their own successes separately - cobble beach nourishment and a modular previous sill - were deployed in a successful combination to protect...

Living with the Shore: Hazard Mitigation through Education
In 1977, the authors began the task of producing summary texts for all mainland open-ocean coastal states as well as Chesapeake Bay, Puget Sound, and Lakes Erie and Michigan. On completion,...

Field Measurements of Landfill Surface Settlements
The Collier Road Landfill, located in southeast Michigan, has been accepting industrial and muncipal solid waste since the late 1960's. This existing landfill encompasses...

Test Fill for a Double Liner System
A double liner system is required in hazardous waste disposal facilities to satisfy the current Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and State of Michigan Act 64 Requirements. To meet...

 

 

 

 

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