Great Lakes Erosion Rates
St. Thomas – Where water meets land you find erosion forces hard at work. Alarmingly, some of the fastest erosion rates are occurring along the Elgin County stretch of the Lake Erie shoreline – in some stretches as much as 4 metres per year. That’s a fact that has caught the attention of Pete Zuzek, Associate from W.F. Baird & Associates, a world-renowned coastal geomorphologist.
Zuzek will provide perspective to the Great Lakes erosion rates as the key note speaker at Kettle Creek Conservation Authority’s Annual General Meeting on February 18, 2015.
Mr. Zuzek has over twenty years of experience managing coastal hazards on the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers and watersheds. Over the last year he has overseen an update to the Elgin County Shoreline Management Plan.
Zuzek will provide a unique perspective by highlighting erosion issues in the Great Lakes Basin and contrasting case studies encountered elsewhere in the world.
“Waterfronts are often the focal points of cities, resorts and parks, and play a vital role in the community. However, the same forces that attract people to the water can present significant challenges relating to waves, currents, flooding and erosion,” says Zuzek. “We need to start planning for future infrastructure re-locations and making improvements to land use planning”
The public is invited to attend the open meeting. However, space is limited and persons interested in attending are asked to contact KCCA by calling (519) 631-1270.
|What:||KCCA Annual General Meeting|
|When:||9:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 18, 2015|
|Where:||St. Thomas Public Library
153 Curtis Street, St.St. Thomas, Ontario
Public Relations Supervisor
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority