Illinois coast to get a complete physical checkup from the air

Survey: 

ISGS

Main Image: 

a helicopter tows an array of instruments to map the lake floor

Summary: 

Lake Michigan sand deposits from Kenosha, WI to Chicago, IL are being mapped with innovative technology. This the critical data-gathering project of scientists of ISGS’s coastal science initiative who have set a goal to better understand and preserve the ever-changing 63-mile Illinois coast.