Projects Survey

Survey of Natural Shorelines

Lake County, Ohio

As a subcontractor, DLZ is providing support to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Buffalo District through an Architect/Engineer services IDIQ contract through 2021. DLZ used a drone to better define the shoreline of Lake Erie in Lake County, Ohio. DLZ researched and delineated the natural shoreline where the water usually stands when free from disturbing causes (i.e., storm, drought). The site research included visual inspection for hydrologic, vegetative and geomorphic indicators as well as an analysis of the earliest known charts, maps and photographs of the shoreline.

Work included toxic substances and areas of concern, invasive species, nearshore health and nonpoint source pollution, habitat and wildlife protection and restoration, communication and partnerships, NEPA documentation, conducting environmental impact analysis, cultural resource/archeological investigations and impact analysis, watershed studies and watershed management plans, and wetland/stream design for mitigation. Work was performed within the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division boundaries.