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Shoreline study to start August 20.
Shoreline study to start August 20. Photo: Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District will capture footage of the Chicago shoreline utilizing drones, beginning tomorrow, August 20, as a first step in evaluating erosion caused by this year’s high lake levels.  The drones will be flown along the city’s shoreline by a professional contractor through mid-September. 

The Chicago Park District is working with the City of Chicago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as City Aldermen to develop a shoreline study for the entire 18-mile stretch of Chicago’s lakefront. 

The shoreline study will provide an assessment of the condition lakefront and existing shoreline protection; help identify near-term and long-term sustainable strategies to address erosion and storm damage; and identify partnerships and resources to implement long-term, sustainable improvements to protect our lakefront.   

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