NOAA’s New Lake Level Viewer Aids Great Lakes Community Planning

2014-10-30T11:59:37+00:00 October 30, 2014|
This visualization, using photo bars, shows impacts of rising lake levels at a set location. (Credit: Marty Drabic)

(Click to enlarge) This visualization, using photo bars, shows impacts of rising lake levels at a set location. (Credit: Marty Drabic)

A new NOAA online visualization and mapping tool, the Lake Level Viewer, will help communities along the U.S. Great Lakes plan for, and adapt to, climate change and changes in lake water levels.

(From NOAA News)–The easy-to-use, interactive tool was developed by the National Ocean Service’s Office for Coastal Management as part of its Digital Coast initiative. The viewer uses high-resolution elevation data, enabling users to display and visualize water levels associated with different lake level scenarios with a high degree of accuracy — ranging from zero to six feet above and below average lake level. Users can view elevation models, determine lake water depths at specific locations, examine data confidence, and view societal and economic impacts.

 

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