Mapping and Visualizing Lake Level Changes for the U.S. Great Lakes

Planners and decision makers need an easy and clear way to show potential impacts of lake level changes in the Great Lakes. The focus of NOAA’s Lake Level Viewer is to provide communities with lake level scenarios and assist with planning decisions, such as updating zoning restrictions, planning infrastructure, encouraging sustainability and restoring or conserving habitat. Come see how this tool might inform your next decision!

This webinar will:

  • provide an overview of Great Lakes climate science and historical lake levels
  • show the need for visualizing potential impacts of changing water levels
  • discuss the development of the web mapping tool and supporting data
  • give a demonstration of tool functionality and how to access data and map services
  • discuss future work

About the Speaker(s)

Doug Marcy

Doug Marcy

Doug Marcy is a coastal hazards specialist at the NOAA Office for Coastal Management in the Science and Geospatial Division. He has been with NOAA for 13 years working on flood, sea-level, and lake-level mapping projects, storm surge assessments, and coastal hazards assessment projects contributing to more disaster-resilient communities.

Brandon Krumwiede

Brandon Krumwiede

Brandon Krumwiede is the Great Lakes geospatial coordinator on contract through The Baldwin Group at the NOAA Office for Coastal Management in the Science and Geospatial Division. He has been with NOAA for three years working on GIS and remote sensing projects focused on hydrology and the coastal environment.

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What Attendees Are Saying

  • “ Here in Minnesota we're using the webinars to provide current research updates. The information is pertinent and timely and by using the OSU webinars for content, we can spend time working on other aspects of climate adaptation. – B. Liukkonen, U of MN Extension

  • “ This is one of the most useful and accessible resources in the Great Lakes basin. Consider it a cornerstone of a growing network of climate professionals in this region. ”

  • “ Thank you, OSU, for providing such a useful tool! Keep’em coming! ”

  • “ Thanks for these webinars. A great resource. ”

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