Lakeview Beach Beneficial Use Impairment Assessment: City of Lorain, Ohio
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The presentation will focus on the development of a nearshore circulation model of Lake Erie to simulate the circulation patterns in the nearshore area of Lakeview Park Beach in Lorain, OH.

The beneficial use of recreation at Lakeview Park Beach (Lorain, Ohio) is impaired due to high levels of Escheria coli (E. coli). The nearshore model was used to evaluate the impact of potential sources (nearshore surface runoff, Black River, wastewater treatment plant or WWTP discharge) and the current breakwall configuration on the beach water quality. The model was also used to evaluate the effectiveness of conceptual management alternatives such as relocation of outfall and breakwall to address the impairment. The presentation will demonstrate how coastal modeling can be leveraged to assess infrastructure changes along coastal and lakefront communities. This project was in partnership with the City of Lorain, Ohio and Coldwater Consulting.

Publication Summary

  • Geosyntec Authors: Rica Enriquez, Rishab Mahajan, Beth Toot-Levy
  • All Authors: Rica Enriquez, Rishab Mahajan, Beth Toot-Levy
  • Title: Central States Water Environment Association's (CSWEA) 93rd Annual Meeting
  • Event or Publication: Event
  • Practice Areas: Water and Natural Resources
  • Citation: Rica Enriquez, Ph.D., (Minnesota), Rishab Mahajan, P.E., CFM, CPSWQ (Illinois), and Beth Toot-Levy (Ohio) will present on "Lakeview Beach Beneficial Use Impairment Assessment: City of Lorain, Ohio" at the Central States Water Environment Association's (CSWEA) 93rd Annual Meeting from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. EDT on August 18, 2020.
  • Date: August 18, 2020
  • Location: Virtual
  • Publication Type: Platform Presentation