Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Hurricane Ike's Effects - on the Great Lakes

You have probably heard about Hurricane Ike's results in the Houston area, especially in Galveston and on the Bolivar Peninsula. (If not, I refer you to Houblog. He was in the middle of it.)

But the storm also had effects clear up into Lake Michigan:

While assessing Ike's impact on the lake, Whitman noted that "The velocity and height of a tributary emptying into Lake Michigan at Portage, Indiana went off the chart. We measured a tremendous amount of sediment accumulation near Ogden Dunes."
A minor footnote in the record of Ike's passing, to be sure; but a plain reminder of the lasting and unusual power of a hurricane.