Lake Level Change on the Great Lakes - Part Two: Managing Uncertainty Through Adaptive Decision-Making

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For several decades, communities around the Great Lakes viewed changes in lake water levels as predictable and bounded. 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. How can marina owners and operators across the country predict and prepare for the impacts these changes are likely to have? Senior waterfront engineer Mark Wagstaff explores the future of the Great Lakes and offers marina owners and operators proactive planning and preparedness tactics in a two-part series authored for Marina Dock Age. The first article can be found here. Follow the link below to read the second installment in the series.