Editor’s note: This article is the sixth and final story about topics presented at the 14th annual Water Quality Forum, which was hosted by the county on Nov. 21.

MGS director talks geology of state, lakeshore

John Yellich, director of the Michigan Geological Survey (MGS), showed this picture, taken Sept. 1, while discussing erosion along the lakeshore. Yellich said to better understand the erosion, people need to understand the geography of the area.

High water levels have played a helping hand in causing erosion along Michigan’s lakeshores, and a Kalamazoo-based professor is hoping to learn more about how the geology and development of these shorelines are being affected.

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