Published October 15, 2020
The Ludington Daily News quoted Joseph Atkinson, director of the UB Great Lakes Program and professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, in a report on the large number of drownings that occur in Lake Michigan.
In 2020, 94 people drowned in the Great Lakes. More than half of them occurred in Lake Michigan.
“Lake Michigan is the worst of the Great Lakes in terms of numbers of drownings,” said Atkinson. “If water level rises by a foot, that means the water depth is greater by a foot. People who might be familiar with a sandbar might find it’s either not there, or its changed shape, or its changed elevation, and they might find themselves in deeper water than they expected to.”
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