Straits of Mackinac Contaminant Release Scenarios: Flow Visualization & Tracer Simulations

July 2014

David J. Schwab, Ph.D., U-M Water Center

With support from the National Wildlife Federation, this eight-page report examines the wide extent to which an oil spill beneath the Straits of Mackinac could impact Great Lakes ecology, wildlife, and coastal communities. Animated videos of potential flow patterns are available on the Graham Institute's YouTube page.