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GLIN==> Current lake info online!
- Subject: GLIN==> Current lake info online!
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- Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 13:37:04 -0400
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- Organization: Great Lakes Commission
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Water level products aid boaters, maritime community
Ann Arbor, Mich. — With water levels on the Great Lakes continuing a
downward trend, the Great Lakes Commission is offering new online services
to aid the shipping community, shoreline property owners, boaters and all
other recreational users of the Great Lakes.
The Commission has partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) to make monitoring, research, and related data and information readily
available via the Commission-managed Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN).
This partnership is producing many notable products, including a NOAA regional
data portal for water level observations, now available via GLIN at
Additional products will include a “Current Lake Conditions” section on GLIN,
which, in addition to water level data, will highlight weather, water temperatures,
wave heights, boating advisories, maritime security tips, lock/bridge updates
and more. All products were produced in cooperation with NOAA’s National
Ocean Service – Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
“Our partnership with the Great Lakes Commission has been critical in providing
more efficient access to our online information for Great Lakes decisionmakers,”
said Michael Szabados, director of NOS CO-OPS. “Everyone from coastal managers
concerned about flooding to the navigation community in need of real-time
water level data will benefit from this project.”
NOS manages a suite of premier web tools for acquiring and distributing vital
environmental measurements, including water levels, currents, winds, air
and water temperature and related hydrologic and meteorological data.
Further insight into the Great Lakes’ dramatic fluctuations in recent years
is available in “Living with the Lakes,” a joint publication of the Great
Lakes Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This definitive yet
easy-to-read guide answers such questions as: What causes these fluctuations?
Can anyone predict when the current low levels will rise? Can lake levels
be controlled? How can shoreline property be protected?
The 40-page, full-color publication covers the glacial history of the Great
Lakes-St. Lawrence River system; the hydrologic cycle; lake level fluctuations;
human influences on lake levels; regulating, measuring and forecasting levels;
effects of fluctuations; and structural and nonstructural options for shoreline
protection. Also included are comprehensive maps, points of contact, and
recommendations on web sites, videos and other publications.
Print or request your free copy today by visiting www.glc.org/living
Contact: Christine Manninen
The Great Lakes Commission, chaired by Samuel W. Speck (Ohio), is a nonpartisan,
binational compact agency created by state and U.S. federal law and dedicated
to promoting a strong economy, healthy environment and high quality of life
for the Great LakesSt. Lawrence region and its residents. The Commission
consists of state legislators, agency officials and governors’ appointees
from its eight member states. Associate membership for Ontario and Québec
was established through the signing of a “Declaration of Partnership.” The
Commission maintains a formal Observer program involving U.S. and Canadian
federal agencies, tribal authorities, binational agencies and other regional
interests. The Commission offices are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.