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Title:Exploring Illinois’ Lake Michigan Coast: The Geology of Our Evolving Shoreline
Author(s):Mattheus, Christopher Robin; Sebetto, Casey
Contributor(s):Balasubramanyam, Vidya; Bueno, Jenny; Engelbert, Kevin; Braun, Katherine N.; Brown, Steven E.; Phillips, Andrew C.
Subject(s):Lake Michigan -- Geology
Geographic Coverage:Lake Michigan
Abstract:The 63-mile long Lake Michigan shoreline of Illinois varies in shape, land cover, and land use. The physical features of the landscape were shaped by past geologic processes and separate the coast into three zones—the Zion beach-ridge plain, the Lake Border moraines, and the Chicago lake plain—based on their distinct landforms.


Authors: Christopher Robin Mattheus (Illinois State Geological Survey) and Casey Sebetto (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center and Illinois Coastal Management Program)

Editor and designer: Vidya Balasubramanyam (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center and Illinois Coastal Management Program)

Content editing and data/information support: Jenny Bueno, Kevin Engelbert, Katherine N. Braun, Steven E. Brown, and Andrew C. Phillips (Illinois State Geological Survey)

Copy editing and final designs: Prairie Research Institute communications team
Issue Date:2021-07
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Prairie Research Institute Coastal Management Program
Series/Report:CMP Fact Sheet
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-07-26

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