U-M to explore ways to deal with Great Lakes water-level changes

Shoreline property owners, tourism-related businesses, municipal planners and others are experiencing serious challenges due to the extreme water-level fluctuations in the Great Lakes.

To help these community stakeholders, U-M’s Graham Sustainability Institute will launch a two-tiered, two-year collaborative research initiative called the Great Lakes Water Levels Integrated Assessment.

The purpose of the assessment — a joint initiative between the Graham Institute’s Water Center and its Integrated Assessment Center — is to develop information, tools and partnerships to help decision makers address challenges and opportunities posed by water-level variability.

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