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Near-Shore Transport: Modeling, Observations, and Beach Closure Forecasting

Project Objectives:   1) Develop a modeling system based upon a fully three-dimensional   hydrodynamic model (GLFS) for forecasting E. coli and Enterococci   concentrations along Great Lakes coasts impacted by a specific plume   (ultimately pathogens)  2) Design the modeling system and nested grid for ease of   application to other sites in the Great Lakes  3) Test model adequacy with extensive comparisons to data obtained   from moored current meters, dye studies, and in situ water quality   sampling  4) Determine the extent of ecological consequences from model   simulations under various weather and loading conditions and if a   well-constrained set of ecological outcomes exists  5) Develop a training program for potential users    (beach closure); (beach closures); (E. coli); (pathogen);   (pathogens); (Esherichia coli); (upwelling); (downwelling);   (plankton); (plankton blooms); (plankton bloom)  

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Landscape
Land Use and Habitat
Shoreline
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Michigan
State Province
Michigan
Region Being Monitored
Near and OpenShore Waters
Nearshore Terrestrial
Tributary Mouth
Resource Being Monitored
Human Health
Plankton / Microorganisms
Societal/Surface Water
Suspended Sediments
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Beach Closings
Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
Restrictions on Drinking Water Consumption or Taste and Odour Problems
Annex Numbers
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Research & Development
Annex 17
Mass transfer of pollutants between GL Basin Ecosystem components
Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants
General
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Mass transfer of pollutants between GL Basin Ecosystem components
    Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants

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