Lake Huron CSMI Nearshore Karst Groundwater Characterization

NOAA and Grand Valley State University partners will characterize the chemistry and biology of nearshore karst groundwater systems in coastal areas of Lake Huron near Rockport, Mich. This study will provide a more detailed look at the lesser-known deeper groundwater role on the quality and quantity of Lake Huron waters in karst areas. Groundwater from these areas is likely older and has the water-quality signature of Silurian-Devonian limestone formations. The project has the potential to further understand the groundwater contribution from known areas of karstic systems in Lake Huron.

FY2022: $69,000