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GLIN==> Lake Michigan Potential Damage Study Workshops Slated for July 25 and 27

Posted on behalf of Christian J. Stewart <cstewart@orcatec.com>

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District (USACE), together with the
Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC), the University of Wisconsin Sea
Grant and the Wisconsin Coastal Zone Management Program, cordially invite
you to attend one of two meetings to discuss the implications of extreme
water levels on coastal processes, planning policy and management,
effectiveness of shoreline structures, and coastal hazard management.  The
USACE will bring experts who are knowledgeable about these issues to the

The first meeting will be held at the Zeeland Community Center in Zeeland,
Michigan on July 25, 2000.

The second meeting will be held at the University of Wisconsin Water
Institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 27, 2000.

Both meetings begin at 9:00am and run until 4:30pm.  The purpose of these
meetings are two-fold:  (1) to gain insight into local planning and zoning
practices and (2) to share information developed on coastal processes with
local, county, and state officials.

These workshops are part of the USACE led Lake Michigan Potential Damages
Study (LMPDS), a multi-year study on potential economic impacts of extreme
high and low water levels along the Lake Michigan coastline.  The LMPDS  is
initially focused on five counties along Lake Michigan:  Ottawa and Allegan
counties in Michigan and Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Manitowoc counties in
Wisconsin.  Ultimately, the study will encompass all counties on Lake
Michigan.  The objective of the LMPDS is to create a modeling procedure and
engineering/management tool for estimating economic effects of lake level
changes and related social, environmental, and cultural impacts.  The LMPDS
is also intended to be a forum for communication between, federal, state,
county, township, and municipal governance about the resource base that is
commonly shared.

For information on the workshops including directions and agenda, please
contact Ms. Marie Strum, USACE Detroit District by phone at 313-226-2137 or
by e-mail at marie.t.strum@usace.army.mil.

For details on the Lake Michigan Potential Damages Study, please visit the
study website at:


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