A Geological Understanding of Lake Michigan's High Lake Levels

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Todd Alan Thompson
Erin P. Argyilan


Crashing waves, eroding seawalls, collapsing roads, and disappearing beaches have become a common sight along the Lake Michigan shoreline during the past months. Research studies conducted on the changing levels of the Great Lakes by Todd Thompson, Director of the Indiana Geological and Water Survey, and his colleagues can help evaluate recent changes to the coast in the context of long-term lake-level change.


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