Accession Number:

AD0733470

Title:

National Shoreline Study. Great Lakes Region Inventory Report.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1968-Aug 71.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER DIV NORTH CENTRAL CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

234.0

Abstract:

The report concerns erosion and the need for protection of the shoreline zone of the United States portion of the Great Lakes. The shoreline zone or shorelands include the land, water, and land beneath the water in close proximity to the Great Lakes shoreline. They represent a unique natural resource, rich in aesthetic and ecological values, and their scenic attractiveness, many beaches and access to large water areas provide outstanding recreational opportunities. The shorelands are subject to unique problems of flooding and erosion when subject to unusually high lake levels and storms. The information presented in this report is generally limited to the U. S. mainline shores of the five Great Lakes. The connecting rivers are excluded. Data on shores of islands in the Great Lakes are limited and treated separately. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE