Flood and erosion damages are two of the most serious impacts of development along the shoreline. Flooding of low-lying areas, collapse of erodible bluffs, and direct wave and storm surge impact on structures has resulted in millions of dollars of property damage throughout all regions of North America and the world. To minimize or eliminate such damages requires not only a thorough understanding of the physical processes acting in the coastal zone, but also an understanding of the socio-economic nature of the hazard itself.

Staff and Associates of Christian J. Stewart Consulting have gained such knowledge through the completion of a wide variety of flood and erosion hazard studies. These include:

Comprehensive Investigation of Flood and Erosion Damages, Lake Michigan Shoreline;
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Preparation of a Comprehensive U.S. Great Lakes Shoreline Recession Rate Database;
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Use of GIS to Predict and Map 100-Year Shoreline Recession Rates and Erosion Hazard Areas, Southeast Shoreline of Lake Huron;
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Development of a Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Flooding Emergency Action Plan;
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An Assessment of Potential Recession Damages for the Central Lake Erie Shoreline;
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Overview of Potential Flood and Erosion Damage Estimations for Montreal, Toronto and Lake St. Clair;
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Update of Canadian Stage-Damage Curves for Flooding (IJC Reference Study);
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Inventory and Assessment of Short-Term Crisis Responses to Severe Water Level Events on the Great Lakes;
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Development of Aerial Shoreline Damage Assessment Survey Procedures for Use in Post-Storm Damage Assessments of Great Lakes Shorelines.  
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Lake Superior Canadian Commercial and Industrial Shore Property Survey, Technical Report (1988)

 

 


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