Stratigraphy and bluff recession along the Lake Erie coast, New York

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Other titlesGreat Lakes coastal geology.
Statementby Richard J. Geier and Parker E. Calkin (Department of Geological Sciences, SUNY at Buffalo).
ContributionsCalkin, Parker E. 1933-, State University of New York at Buffalo. Dept. of Geological Sciences, New York Sea Grant Institute., United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Office of Sea Grant
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For two time periods, and , rates of retreat vary from 10 to 75 cm/yr between discrete segments of bluffs (defined by lithology) and between time periods for a given bluff segment. The average retreat rates for the entire area, however, do not vary significantly between the two time periods and are approximately cm/yr. address the pressing needs of Lake Erie and the coast. For example, side-scan sonar and a subbottom profiler for our research vessel would cost a minimum of $80, alone. To accomplish the research and investi- gations that need to be carried out at Lake Erie, we are actively seeking to establish new cooperative relationships with the.   For those living along Lake Erie, record high water levels and continued erosion have forced them to seek out expensive and logistically-challenging . The Lake Erie Biodiversity Conservation Strategy (LEBCS) was funded through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (U.S. EPA‐GLRI), agreement # GL‐00E‐0.

The Lake Erie Basin covers an area of approximately 2, square miles ( million acres) in the far western portion of New York State. The entire Lake Erie Basin includes portions of Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan, but in this report the basin is the section of the Lake Erie Basin in New York State. Get this from a library! Amounts and rates of bluff-top recession along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, from [Randall W Jibson; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. The NOAA Lake Level Viewer may be accessed at: This metadata record describes the Lake Erie digital elevation model (DEM), which is a part of a series of DEMs produced for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management's Lake Level Viewer described above.   An Oct. 18 courtesy image taken by drone shows a shattered staircase caused by bluff erosion along Lake Michigan in Casco Township. Great Lakes and Energy says it has OK'd the new .

The change in position from the top-of-bluff position to the top-of-bluff position will be used to estimate the magnitude of bluff top recession across the site for this year period. As the lines were drawn from photos taken from high-flying aircrafts, the accuracy of their position will likely not be greater than about feet. Lake Ontario is the most downstream of North America's Great Lakes and it is positioned between Canada's Province of Ontario and the USA state of New York. Among the Great Lakes, it is the smallest (surface area of 18, km 2) and second deepest (average depth of 86 m, maximum depth of km) with the largest drainage area for its size (1. BLUFF EROSION, RECESSION RATES, AND VOLUMETRIC LOSSES ON THE LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE IN ILLINOIS Environmental Geology Notes Number 76 on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. BLUFF EROSION, RECESSION RATES, AND VOLUMETRIC LOSSES ON THE LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE IN ILLINOIS Environmental Geology Notes Number Download a Word document of these publications here. Contributions in Glacial Geology, Coastal Geomorphology, Coastal Management, and History By Emeritus Professor David Mickelson, Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison Jones, D.K. and Mickelson, D.M., .

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Lake Erie Bluff Recession Control Point Monitoring. DEP's Coastal Resources Management Program actively monitors approximately established control points along Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie shoreline (the actual number may change due to control points being abandoned or new. short-term recession rates along Ohio's central basin shore of Lake 1.

Erie (Mackey and Guy); 7) Geologic framework and restoration of an Quaternary stratigraphy in the western Lake Erie coastal zone, QUANTITY AND FATE OF SEDIMENTS IN THE COASTAL ICE ALONG THE OHIO LAKE ERIE COAST, AND Peter Barnes, Michael McCormick1, and Author: D. Folger. P a g e 3 | 31 Introduction This report, A Process-Geometric Model to Map Bluff Erosion Hazards on the PA Coast of Lake Erie: Part I, describes the methodology and assumptions being developed to define relative coastal erosion hazard zones on the Pennsylvania bluff coast of Lake Erie.

A follow-up report, A Process- Geometric Model to Map Bluff Erosion Hazards on the PA Coast of Lake Erie: Part. Shore erosion along Lake Erie can be either dramatic or relatively steady in nature.

Between andthe average shore recession rate was feet per year, or approximately 24 feet over the year period. Recession rates along the coast range from 0 feet per year to up to 56 feet per year along certain reaches of the Stratigraphy and bluff recession along the Lake Erie coast.

Abstract. Environ Earth Sci () – DOI /sx O R I G IN AL ARTI CL E Decade-scale coastal bluff retreat from LiDAR data: Lake Erie coast of NW Pennsylvania, USA A.

Foyle M. Naber Received: 31 December / Accepted: 13 October / Published online: 3 November Springer-Verlag Abstract Bluff retreat is an ongoing. The 27–45 m high bluffs along the north shore of Lake Erie in Ontario are retreating inland at a year average rate of to m/year.

GLACIAL GEOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY OF THE WESTERN NEW YORK NUCLEAR SERVICE CENTER AND VICINITY, CATTARAUGUS AND ERIE COUNTIES, NEW YORK By Robert G. LaFleurl ABS~RACT A detailed glacial geologic map at a scale ofembracing a square-mile area in Erie and Cattaraugus Counties, N.Y., shows The Pennsylvania portion of the Lake Erie coastline is at risk from two coastal hazards: bluff recession and shoreline erosion.

Bluff recession is the landward retreat of the bluff face caused by erosive forces along the shoreline. The average rate of bluff recession along Lake Ere is approximately one foot per year.

Shoreline erosion occurs. Abstract. Lake Erie, the southernmost of the Great Lakes, is about km long by 80 km wide, and has a mean depth of about 20 m.

Winds are the principal source of energy on the lake as astronomic tides are small (no more than several cm), but wind tides can be appreciable with lake surface elevation differences between Toledo at the west end of the lake and Buffalo at the east end as much as 5 m.

To establish existing conditions for dredge material beneficial use projects and to help implement principles of Regional Sediment Management (RSM) into projects and studies, this paper is an assessment of sediment sources and sinks, physical processes, and longshore sediment transport along the west and south shore of Lake Erie.

This summary compiles information from a widely scattered. Factors Controlling Rates of Bluff Recession at Two Sites on Lake Michigan Elizabeth A. Brown 1, Chin H. Wu 2, David M. Mickelson 1,*, and Tuncer B. Edil 1 1 Geological Engineering Program University of Wisconsin – Madison Engineering Drive Madison, Wisconsin 2 Civil and Environmental Engineering Department University of Wisconsin-Madison Engineering Drive.

In this study, along a certain stretch of the Lake Michigan shoreline, 9 to 10 m (27 to 30 ft) per year of bluff-top recession that is not correlated to toe erosion was recorded. Living on Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie Coast ISSUES AND ANSWERS Lake Erie shoreline and bluff property in Pennsylvania is scarce and in high demand for residential development.

The desirability of beautiful views, moderated weather and access to the lake must be weighed against hazards from bluff recession, shoreline erosion, and flooding. The goal of this pilot study is to explain and quantify short to medium term spatial variability in bluff-retreat patterns, magnitudes, and rates along a 6 km littoral cell on the Pennsylvania coast of Lake Erie.

Bluff stratigraphy varies considerably across Puget Sound bluffs and has been identified as relevant to bluff recession rates. Published bluff stratigraphy data is typically limited to profiles in the original Coastal Zone Atlas of Washington and the Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resourcesgeology maps.

Pennsylvania’s Bluff Recession and Setback Act (BRSA) states that structures located on Lake Erie bluffs must be set back from hazardous areas prone to bluff recession. The act requires periodic calculations of bluff recession rates to determine the appropriate municipal setbacks for residential, commercial, and industrial structures.

Full Text; PDF ( K) PDF-Plus ( K) Stratigraphic and chronologic analysis of the Warren Beach, northwest Ohio, USA 1.

Melinda C. Higley, a * Timothy G. Fisher, a Harry M. Jol, b Kenneth Lepper, c James M. Martin-Hayden a a Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, MSToledo, OHUSA.

b Department of Geography and Anthropology, University of. Lake Erie Bluff Recession (GC1XWW3) was created by Facedances on 8/28/ It's a Not chosen size geocache, with difficulty of 2, terrain of 2. It's located in Pennsylvania, United States. This is the David M. Roderick Wildlife Reserve, a section of Pennsylvania State Game Lands A theme park on the Lake Erie bluff at Erie, Pennsylvania is in the process of trying to get an exception from the Bluff Recession and Setback Act, P.S.

to allow the building of a roller coaster over the face of the bluff. State officials have mixed reactions to the petition and at least two lawsuits have been filed in opposition. Recession of coastal bluffs supply the initial sediment to the littoral zone along the south shore of Long Island, NY.

Analysis of profile data collected as part of the Atlantic Coast of New York Monitoring Program indicated volumetric recession rates vary between headlands and coves along the Montauk province ranging from m3/m/yr to al.

a, b) show that groundwater and bluff stratigraphy can affect short term bluff recession rates. On the other hand, we believe that erosion by waves is likely the main determinant of the long-term recession rate of bluffs because wave erosion prevents the bluff slopes from ever attaining equilib-rium.

Wave action at the toe of the slope. The study area compri km 2 of the eastern half of the Lake Ontario Basin and the onshore portion of the USA in New York State extending south to the Finger Lakes and the Onondaga Escarpment (Fig.

2, Fig. 3).The area was chosen because of the availability of good outcrops through drumlins along some 40 km of the southern shoreline of Lake Ontario between Sodus Bay. Lake Erie is currently in a period of rising lake levels. In their draft Assessment and Strategy (June ), CRM wrote: "The significant changes under Hazards Research and Monitoring have to do with the use of Lidar technology in analyzing changes in bluff stability to get a much more detailed and accurate reading on bluff recession rates.

The Erie Canal in New York was drawing eastward much of the midwestern trade. Erie Canal was the dream of Governor DeWitt Clinton of connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie to the west across New York.

The Erie Canal was 40 feet wide and four feet deep and miles form Albany to Buffalo. Branches soon put most of the state within its reach.

The Niagara Escarpment is a long escarpment, or cuesta, in the United States and Canada that runs predominantly east–west from New York, through Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin, and escarpment is most famous as the cliff over which the Niagara River plunges at Niagara Falls, for which it is named.

The Escarpment is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Lake Erie has just 2% of the Great Lakes’ water, but half of the fish population. Dead zones and algae blooms spell trouble. Lake Ontario and Lake Erie Snowbelts. The region east and southeast of Lake Ontario frequently sees daily snowfall totals that are higher than anywhere in the United States.

Syracuse, New York, receives significant lake-effect snow from Lake Ontario, averaging inches ( cm) of snow per year. data in the hands of communities along the Great Lakes, including Lake Erie, to promote long-term reduction in flood risk and enhance public safety.

Like all other Risk MAP projects, the GLCFS begins with a Discovery phase. The Discovery process for Lake Erie involved extensive basin-wide data collection and outreach efforts with. The research also showed that for sea-level rise scenarios ranging from about feet to feet bybluff tops along nearly miles of Southern California coasts could lose an average of 62 to feet by – and much more in some areas.

The Office of Coastal Management protects and restores the resources of Ohio’s Lake Erie coastline and watershed. Click to view page images in PDF format. SEDIMENTARY PROCESSES AND SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY OF LAKE MICHIGAN. Gordon S. Fraser 1, Todd A.

Thompson 2, Ted C. Moore 3, Joseph F. Atkinson 4 1 Great Lakes Center, Buffalo State College 2 Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana University 3 Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan 4 Great Lakes Program. Shakoor, A. and S. M. N. Amin, "Role of Toe Erosion in Bluff Recession along a section of Lake Erie's south shore near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border", Proceedings 7 th International Association of Engineering Geology Congress, Balkema, Rotterdam,Sherman, D., ed.

(). ‘Coastal Geomorphology’, Geographical Review, Where eroding cohesive sediments are present, Lake Michigan bluffs range up to ft. in height and expose multiple stratigraphic units.

According to the model presented here, bluffs form as a wave cut terrace erodes inland from a point near the original shoreline.

The erosion plane is nearly.