Michigan Department of Natural Resources chooses Beach Prisms
Michigan Department of Natural Resources employees were busy installing new barriers along a The installation of the Beach Prisms at Little Girl’s Point near the mouth of Oman’s Creek in Ironwood Township is the first use of the technology in Michigan, according to Bill Doan, district supervisor with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Doan explained the allowance of water to flow through the structures was a marked difference from the seawalls or rip-rap that is normally installed to combat there shoreline erosion issues.
The DNR has undertaken eight studies of this section of lakeshore and we had been unable to come up with a viable solution to the erosion problem until the decision to install Beach Prisms, Doan said, expressing confidence the new technology would solve the problem. “I’m pretty confident they are going to do what we think they are going to do.”