Lake Level Change on the Great Lakes - Part One: Forecasting New Highs and Lows

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Throughout the Great Lakes, water levels have a long history of fluctuating within a range of relatively consistent lows and highs. In recent years however, the speed and extremity of that cycle appears to be changing -- causing devastating damage to shorelines and infrastructure in waterfront communities. In the first of a two-part article series created for Marina Dock Age, senior waterfront engineer Mark Wagstaff explores the future of the Great Lakes and how adaptation will require new thinking and approaches for marina design.