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Several Detroit District employees spoke Oct. 30 at the annual Lake Winnebago Regulation Strategy Meeting in Appleton, Wis. Approximately 50 people were in attendance and much of the discussion concerned the future regulation strategies of Lake Winnebago. Those speaking were Missy Kropfreiter, Keith Kompoltowicz, Mike OBryan and Jim Bonetti of the Fox River Sub On Nov. 1, Kompolotowicz participated in the 6th Annual Fresh Water Summit at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Mich. He was part of a panel discussion on low Great Lakes water levels. Approximately 200 people were in attendance; many had questions about forecasted water levels for 2014, the impacts of low water levels and the other water level-related topics. Kompoltowicz also took part in regarding Great Lakes water levels scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at NOAAs Silver Spring, Md., headquarters. Jim Selegean delivered lectures Sept. 25-26 on Monitoring Wisconsin Streams for Sediment during a Great Lakes Commission, GLC, meeting at the University of Wisconsins Green Bay campus. His lectures covered topics including sediment and river features, surveying basics, maps and documentation. Sediment is a leading source of pollution to waterways, according to the GLC, and affects water quality, aquatic habitat, recreational opportunities and aesthetic conditions. Employees of the Quarter Fourth Quarter 2013Corey Weston Duluth Area Oce Dan Carlson Duluth Area Oce Dredged material pilot project benets environment and navigationBridget Rohn Environmental Analysis Branch Esther Johnson Great Lakes Oce of Hydraulics and Hydrology CORPS SPEAKSDan Carlson and Corey Weston are awarded the Employee(s) of the Quarter Award for their performance of duties in an exceptional Representatives in the Duluth expectations in the performance of their work duties such that Omaha District (NWO) would like to potential source in providing Work for Others support on similar future Esther Johnson is awarded the Employee of the Quarter Award for her performance of duties in an exceptional manner as a hydraulic engineer in the Great Lakes Hydraulics and Hydrology modeling efforts for the high Frankenmuth Dam Fish Passage to ensure timely, accurate hydraulic analyses were completed for the team. Bridget G. Rohn is awarded the Employee of the Quarter Award for her performance of duties in Management Specialist in the Progs. managers during a time of reduced providing program support for the GLRI program, and continuing to provide critical environmental support for the Frankenmuth Dam 8 Soundings is going electroinc starting Spring 2014

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Team Detroit, in keeping with the tradition of highlighting one of my priorities in each edition of Soundings, I want to take the opportunity Management. One of the many challenges we face in maintaining the Great Lakes Navigation System is disposal of dredged material. There are 20 active on the Great Lakes and collectively they are 80 percent full. The district continues to work with other federal agencies, state and local governments and local sponsors to develop innovative sustainable solutions for dredged material management. The last issue of Soundings highlighted one of the success stories from this highlight another success story in this edition the 21stThere are currently four harbors on the Great Lakes rated critical because dredged material management issues could severely restrict channel availability within critical locations is Duluth-Superior Harbor and the CDF at Erie Pier. As the leading port in the Great Lakes in terms of tonnage and the 18th leading port in the nation, any disruption to channel availability the entire system. Approximately 110,000 cubic yards of material must be dredged each year to keep the harbor open; nearly 80 percent of that material is typically placed in the CDF at Erie Pier each dredging season.Construction of the Erie Pier CDF was completed in 1979 with a design capacity of 1.1 million cubic yards and a 10-year life expectancy. The life of the CDF has been extended by raising the dikes, better-than-expected settling and compaction rates, beach Former Regulatory staff member Nancy retirement. She is free to indulge her passion for art, spend summers with her husband on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, and volunteer at the Humane Society. Peterson worked in the Compliance and Enforcement Branch of retiring in September 2005. It was her to Beaver Island, located 32 miles west of Charlevoix, in 1990. She was enamored of the islands natural beauty, tranquility and friendly residents. Peterson and her husband, Cary Johnson, a retired University of Michigan professor, bought an old hunting cabin on the island in the early 1990s, using it as a modest base for their hiking and camping adventures. In 2003, seeking an upgrade from their rudimentary accommodations they built a home on the island. Since then, they stay on Beaver Island June through October of each year. During her time up north, selling it on consignment at a local shop. Her island home is equipped with a studio that features tools, equipment and a kiln. A natural gas torch is used to melt glass rods, which are hardened overnight in the digitallycontrolled kiln. She meets weekly coffee, compare creations and exchange ideas. While Peterson and her husband are in Ann Arbor (November through May), she volunteers at the Humane Society of Huron Valley. their dog, she said. Its pretty satisfying. year-old female dog Niko, an 85-pound Chesapeake Bay Retriever named after a wooden steam ship that sank near the Beaver Island archipelago in 1924. And wouldnt you know it, She loves to go to Beaver Island and swim, Peterson said. For more information about Petersons handiwork visit, DISTRICT ENGINEER Lt. Col. Robert J. Ells PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER Lynn Rose Layout and Design Ricardo J. Garcia-Diaz for ACE-ITSoundings is an authorized newspaper of the Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District. It is published quarterly, under supervision of provisions of Army regulation, AR-360-1. It is prepared using desktop publishing and printed by offset press. The Soundings is also available on the Internet at http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/ Circulation: We print 400 copies per issue and circulate them to employees, retirees, and anyone requesting a copy in writing. Contents: Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the Department of the Army. The U.S. Army does not endorse any product or service that may be advertised or mentioned in this publication. News copy is prepared in accordance with Associated Press, AP Style Guide. All photos are U.S. Army photos unless otherwise indicated. Submission: comments and opinions about the information published in Soundings. News tips, ideas, suggestions and articles may be mailed to Soundings, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District: 477 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48226. Fax: 313-226-5993 E-mail: Lynn.M.Rose@us.army.mil. For general information, call toll free: 1-888-694-8313COVER: Whitetail deer and other wildlife enjoy wetlands that will be invigorated using dredged material around the 21st Avenue West embayment in Duluth, Minn. Material will be placed in the embayment as part of a three year pilot project to use dredge material in an environmentally benecial way. Photo by Corey Weston, from Duluth Area Oce. Soundings is going full-digital! In order to evolve with the times and keep up with the latest media tendencies the Soundings newspaper will join the digital era starting with the Spring 2014 issue. Visit our home page for more details: http://www.lre.usace. army.mil/ 2 7Commanders ColumnLt. Col. Robert J. Ells Dredged material pilot project benets environment and navigationContinued on Page 6 Nancy Peterson and her husband, Cary Johnson, spend time on Beaver Island with their dog, Niko. Retiree Peterson enjoys art, canines and volunteering Egg Lake, one of Petersons inspirational places. You can appreciate the color palette and feel of the place as captured by the artist on the bead above. Petersons creation bogbeads. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Mich-D) speaks to GLMRIS panel members including: ASA-CW, Jo-Ellen Darcy, Great Lakes and Ohio River, Division Commander, Brig. Gen. Margaret Burcham, and White House Council on Environmental Quality Representative, John Goss at the GLMRIS public scoping meeting held in Ann Arbor, Mich. Photo by Sarah D. Gross, Chicago DistrictGLMRIS study released team hosting public meetingse U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality held public meetings in Ann Arbor and Traverse City in Michigan to discuss and to allow for public comment on the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study, GLMRIS, Report that was submitted to Congress Jan. 6. e report presents a range of options and technologies available to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species, ANS, such as Asian carp, between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through aquatic connections. For additional information about the study and to make comments: www.glmris.ans.gov

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Pat Kuhne, District Emergency Manger recives from Lt. Col. Ells the rst Outreach Star Award. And yes, its a mug. How else would you be able to cope with the extra work? By Dave Gerczak Outreach CoordinatorW ongoing series of articles highlighting the Detroit District Outreach Program. What is Outreach? Outreach is educating stakeholders and the general public on Corps policies, programs and services. A key component of outreach is that we at the Corps are not stationary, but mobile; in other words we meet the customers needs at their location. We want to tell the public that the Corps is a world class organization and the agency of Outreach has several goals. The program seeks to: Educate Congressional members and staff, and other Great Lakes basin stakeholders about our programs and capabilities, and raise awareness of existing services; Identify, coordinate and respond to opportunities with the right people and the right resources; and Bring groups of like-minded people together to recognize, create, or act upon common business opportunities. Why is Outreach Important? Because it enables the district to: Share the Corps capabilities with others to help solve problems; Help support other agencies and stakeholders with Corps expertise; Improve customer service and relationships; Improve technical capabilities and maintain core competencies; and Bring work to the district. To encourage innovation and reward outstanding performance, the Outreach Program is initiating an Outreach Star Award. The Star Award is presented to an individual that promotes outreach as part of their everyday activities by recognizing potential opportunities and forwarding these tips and information on to the Outreach Coordinator. Look for potential tips on television, internet, social media, radio, newspaper, and during meetings and site visits and maybe YOU can be the next Outreach Star!Pat Kuhne, the Districts Outreach Star Award recipient. This past summer, while meeting with several community leaders during a heavy rain event, he described various Corps management programs and forwarded their contact information to our Outreach Coordinator. This ultimately led to several Letters of Request. Great Job Pat!Detroit District Outreach TeamOutreach Coordinator Dave Gerczak Programs Emily Schaefer Project Management Steve Check Oce of Counsel Thuy Dao H&H Shelly Tule Operations Oce Jim Tapp Corporate Board Oversight Mike OBryan Soo Area Oce Michelle Hill Duluth Area Oce Denise Wolvin Lake Michigan Oce Bob Stanick Senior Leadership Scott Thieme Public Aairs Lynn Rose Environmental Branch Bridget Rohn Engineering & Construction Julie Udell Regulatory Oce Jim Luke Real Estate Robert Jameson Corporate Board Oversight Marie Strum Detroit Area Oce Adam Verga Lake Michigan Area Oce Tom OBryanof dredged material through the hydraulic sorting operations. However, it is nearing capacity and without a solution there will be a direct impact to dredging in the federal navigation channels.Working with a number of partners and in concurrence with the St. Louis River Area of Concern Remedial Action Plan, we reached an agreement to execute a way. This year approximately 115,000 cubic yards of material will be dredged and placed in the 21st Avenue West embayment. Placement of dredged material in the embayment will reduce water depths and is expected to promote the establishment of vegetation in support of aquatic habitat. Monitoring of changes in water depths throughout the embayment and the effects of dredged material placement on habitat restoration will be performed by the Detroit District, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and the Wisconsin the end of the 3-year pilot, this will be hailed as a great near shore placement of dredged material at numerous locations throughout the harbor, thus providing a solution for the capacity issues at Erie Pier. done by the Detroit District and serves to highlight one of the many ways Detroit District plays a critical role in the Great Lakes. Thank you all! 6 3 Commanders Column, Continued from Page 2District Outreach spreads awareness of Corps programsI am pleased to provide you with a different discussion of the quality policy. Keith Kompoltowicz was thoughtful enough to provide his take on things to give you another great perspective. A key statement in our district and division quality policy mentions the Conscientious stewardship of federal tax dollars. Take a moment to think about that statement and how it relates to the current period of sequestration, the repeated political discussions over funding the government through continuing resolutions and consistently declining budgets. All of these factors impact our missions in the Detroit District every day. A fundamental goal of every Detroit District employee should be to use the available mechanisms to safely, effectively and get the should feel empowered to seek out and develop new cost effective and innovative methods to keeping the tenants of the quality policy in mind. This mindset shouldnt be limited to but expanded to include travel and overhead. All employees should be prudent about travel carpool, take government vehicles, take the cheapest airline route, etc. Then all supervisors and approving travel orders and make sure travel is conducted as cost effectively as possible, keeping in mind mission requirements. The quality policy also states, Use best practices and seek continual improvement. Think about this for a moment. Should we replace the word best with better? Doing so would leave open the improvement to a process, since being best is almost always the ultimate goal. What is left to accomplish if the best is already being done? When combined, these two statements in our quality policy give district employees a powerful tool to employ. Next time an opportunity to use in with both feet. The outcome may very well be a huge cost savings process to help advance toward being the BEST! Thank you, Keith, for sharing your insights. And thanks to all of you as we continue to strive to do quality work. Keep looking for those opportunities to be conscientious stewards and bettering our practices. Scott Thieme, deputy district engineer for project management, serves as the Detroit District Quality ChampionAnother view of the USACE division quality policy Scott Thieme

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4 5 Ushering in the holiday season and the New Year, employees gathered together for an afternoon of food, fun and conversation. People went from table-to-table catching up with old friends and -Lt. Col. Robert Ells sends holiday greetings to participants at the team was on-hand to savor the festivities; Alaa Jafar and her Charles Berg are engrossed in conversation as Chuck Sidick looks holiday menu; Mike Allis and Jan Smith check event goers in at the Hockeytown Caf; our retirees are back yes, to catch-up with friends and former colleagues; H&H is represented well, ask Eric Tauriainen and Keith Kompoltowicz. Photos by Ricardo J. Garcia

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Pat Kuhne, District Emergency Manger recives from Lt. Col. Ells the rst Outreach Star Award. And yes, its a mug. How else would you be able to cope with the extra work? By Dave Gerczak Outreach CoordinatorW ongoing series of articles highlighting the Detroit District Outreach Program. What is Outreach? Outreach is educating stakeholders and the general public on Corps policies, programs and services. A key component of outreach is that we at the Corps are not stationary, but mobile; in other words we meet the customers needs at their location. We want to tell the public that the Corps is a world class organization and the agency of Outreach has several goals. The program seeks to: Educate Congressional members and staff, and other Great Lakes basin stakeholders about our programs and capabilities, and raise awareness of existing services; Identify, coordinate and respond to opportunities with the right people and the right resources; and Bring groups of like-minded people together to recognize, create, or act upon common business opportunities. Why is Outreach Important? Because it enables the district to: Share the Corps capabilities with others to help solve problems; Help support other agencies and stakeholders with Corps expertise; Improve customer service and relationships; Improve technical capabilities and maintain core competencies; and Bring work to the district. To encourage innovation and reward outstanding performance, the Outreach Program is initiating an Outreach Star Award. The Star Award is presented to an individual that promotes outreach as part of their everyday activities by recognizing potential opportunities and forwarding these tips and information on to the Outreach Coordinator. Look for potential tips on television, internet, social media, radio, newspaper, and during meetings and site visits and maybe YOU can be the next Outreach Star!Pat Kuhne, the Districts Outreach Star Award recipient. This past summer, while meeting with several community leaders during a heavy rain event, he described various Corps management programs and forwarded their contact information to our Outreach Coordinator. This ultimately led to several Letters of Request. Great Job Pat!Detroit District Outreach TeamOutreach Coordinator Dave Gerczak Programs Emily Schaefer Project Management Steve Check Oce of Counsel Thuy Dao H&H Shelly Tule Operations Oce Jim Tapp Corporate Board Oversight Mike OBryan Soo Area Oce Michelle Hill Duluth Area Oce Denise Wolvin Lake Michigan Oce Bob Stanick Senior Leadership Scott Thieme Public Aairs Lynn Rose Environmental Branch Bridget Rohn Engineering & Construction Julie Udell Regulatory Oce Jim Luke Real Estate Robert Jameson Corporate Board Oversight Marie Strum Detroit Area Oce Adam Verga Lake Michigan Area Oce Tom OBryanof dredged material through the hydraulic sorting operations. However, it is nearing capacity and without a solution there will be a direct impact to dredging in the federal navigation channels.Working with a number of partners and in concurrence with the St. Louis River Area of Concern Remedial Action Plan, we reached an agreement to execute a way. This year approximately 115,000 cubic yards of material will be dredged and placed in the 21st Avenue West embayment. Placement of dredged material in the embayment will reduce water depths and is expected to promote the establishment of vegetation in support of aquatic habitat. Monitoring of changes in water depths throughout the embayment and the effects of dredged material placement on habitat restoration will be performed by the Detroit District, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and the Wisconsin the end of the 3-year pilot, this will be hailed as a great near shore placement of dredged material at numerous locations throughout the harbor, thus providing a solution for the capacity issues at Erie Pier. done by the Detroit District and serves to highlight one of the many ways Detroit District plays a critical role in the Great Lakes. Thank you all! 6 3 Commanders Column, Continued from Page 2District Outreach spreads awareness of Corps programsI am pleased to provide you with a different discussion of the quality policy. Keith Kompoltowicz was thoughtful enough to provide his take on things to give you another great perspective. A key statement in our district and division quality policy mentions the Conscientious stewardship of federal tax dollars. Take a moment to think about that statement and how it relates to the current period of sequestration, the repeated political discussions over funding the government through continuing resolutions and consistently declining budgets. All of these factors impact our missions in the Detroit District every day. A fundamental goal of every Detroit District employee should be to use the available mechanisms to safely, effectively and get the should feel empowered to seek out and develop new cost effective and innovative methods to keeping the tenants of the quality policy in mind. This mindset shouldnt be limited to but expanded to include travel and overhead. All employees should be prudent about travel carpool, take government vehicles, take the cheapest airline route, etc. Then all supervisors and approving travel orders and make sure travel is conducted as cost effectively as possible, keeping in mind mission requirements. The quality policy also states, Use best practices and seek continual improvement. Think about this for a moment. Should we replace the word best with better? Doing so would leave open the improvement to a process, since being best is almost always the ultimate goal. What is left to accomplish if the best is already being done? When combined, these two statements in our quality policy give district employees a powerful tool to employ. Next time an opportunity to use in with both feet. The outcome may very well be a huge cost savings process to help advance toward being the BEST! Thank you, Keith, for sharing your insights. And thanks to all of you as we continue to strive to do quality work. Keep looking for those opportunities to be conscientious stewards and bettering our practices. Scott Thieme, deputy district engineer for project management, serves as the Detroit District Quality ChampionAnother view of the USACE division quality policy Scott Thieme

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Team Detroit, in keeping with the tradition of highlighting one of my priorities in each edition of Soundings, I want to take the opportunity Management. One of the many challenges we face in maintaining the Great Lakes Navigation System is disposal of dredged material. There are 20 active on the Great Lakes and collectively they are 80 percent full. The district continues to work with other federal agencies, state and local governments and local sponsors to develop innovative sustainable solutions for dredged material management. The last issue of Soundings highlighted one of the success stories from this highlight another success story in this edition the 21stThere are currently four harbors on the Great Lakes rated critical because dredged material management issues could severely restrict channel availability within critical locations is Duluth-Superior Harbor and the CDF at Erie Pier. As the leading port in the Great Lakes in terms of tonnage and the 18th leading port in the nation, any disruption to channel availability the entire system. Approximately 110,000 cubic yards of material must be dredged each year to keep the harbor open; nearly 80 percent of that material is typically placed in the CDF at Erie Pier each dredging season.Construction of the Erie Pier CDF was completed in 1979 with a design capacity of 1.1 million cubic yards and a 10-year life expectancy. The life of the CDF has been extended by raising the dikes, better-than-expected settling and compaction rates, beach Former Regulatory staff member Nancy retirement. She is free to indulge her passion for art, spend summers with her husband on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, and volunteer at the Humane Society. Peterson worked in the Compliance and Enforcement Branch of retiring in September 2005. It was her to Beaver Island, located 32 miles west of Charlevoix, in 1990. She was enamored of the islands natural beauty, tranquility and friendly residents. Peterson and her husband, Cary Johnson, a retired University of Michigan professor, bought an old hunting cabin on the island in the early 1990s, using it as a modest base for their hiking and camping adventures. In 2003, seeking an upgrade from their rudimentary accommodations they built a home on the island. Since then, they stay on Beaver Island June through October of each year. During her time up north, selling it on consignment at a local shop. Her island home is equipped with a studio that features tools, equipment and a kiln. A natural gas torch is used to melt glass rods, which are hardened overnight in the digitallycontrolled kiln. She meets weekly coffee, compare creations and exchange ideas. While Peterson and her husband are in Ann Arbor (November through May), she volunteers at the Humane Society of Huron Valley. their dog, she said. Its pretty satisfying. year-old female dog Niko, an 85-pound Chesapeake Bay Retriever named after a wooden steam ship that sank near the Beaver Island archipelago in 1924. And wouldnt you know it, She loves to go to Beaver Island and swim, Peterson said. For more information about Petersons handiwork visit, DISTRICT ENGINEER Lt. Col. Robert J. Ells PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER Lynn Rose Layout and Design Ricardo J. Garcia-Diaz for ACE-ITSoundings is an authorized newspaper of the Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District. It is published quarterly, under supervision of provisions of Army regulation, AR-360-1. It is prepared using desktop publishing and printed by offset press. The Soundings is also available on the Internet at http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/ Circulation: We print 400 copies per issue and circulate them to employees, retirees, and anyone requesting a copy in writing. Contents: Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the Department of the Army. The U.S. Army does not endorse any product or service that may be advertised or mentioned in this publication. News copy is prepared in accordance with Associated Press, AP Style Guide. All photos are U.S. Army photos unless otherwise indicated. Submission: comments and opinions about the information published in Soundings. News tips, ideas, suggestions and articles may be mailed to Soundings, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District: 477 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48226. Fax: 313-226-5993 E-mail: Lynn.M.Rose@us.army.mil. For general information, call toll free: 1-888-694-8313COVER: Whitetail deer and other wildlife enjoy wetlands that will be invigorated using dredged material around the 21st Avenue West embayment in Duluth, Minn. Material will be placed in the embayment as part of a three year pilot project to use dredge material in an environmentally benecial way. Photo by Corey Weston, from Duluth Area Oce. Soundings is going full-digital! In order to evolve with the times and keep up with the latest media tendencies the Soundings newspaper will join the digital era starting with the Spring 2014 issue. Visit our home page for more details: http://www.lre.usace. army.mil/ 2 7Commanders ColumnLt. Col. Robert J. Ells Dredged material pilot project benets environment and navigationContinued on Page 6 Nancy Peterson and her husband, Cary Johnson, spend time on Beaver Island with their dog, Niko. Retiree Peterson enjoys art, canines and volunteering Egg Lake, one of Petersons inspirational places. You can appreciate the color palette and feel of the place as captured by the artist on the bead above. Petersons creation bogbeads. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Mich-D) speaks to GLMRIS panel members including: ASA-CW, Jo-Ellen Darcy, Great Lakes and Ohio River, Division Commander, Brig. Gen. Margaret Burcham, and White House Council on Environmental Quality Representative, John Goss at the GLMRIS public scoping meeting held in Ann Arbor, Mich. Photo by Sarah D. Gross, Chicago DistrictGLMRIS study released team hosting public meetingse U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality held public meetings in Ann Arbor and Traverse City in Michigan to discuss and to allow for public comment on the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study, GLMRIS, Report that was submitted to Congress Jan. 6. e report presents a range of options and technologies available to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species, ANS, such as Asian carp, between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through aquatic connections. For additional information about the study and to make comments: www.glmris.ans.gov

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Several Detroit District employees spoke Oct. 30 at the annual Lake Winnebago Regulation Strategy Meeting in Appleton, Wis. Approximately 50 people were in attendance and much of the discussion concerned the future regulation strategies of Lake Winnebago. Those speaking were Missy Kropfreiter, Keith Kompoltowicz, Mike OBryan and Jim Bonetti of the Fox River Sub On Nov. 1, Kompolotowicz participated in the 6th Annual Fresh Water Summit at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Mich. He was part of a panel discussion on low Great Lakes water levels. Approximately 200 people were in attendance; many had questions about forecasted water levels for 2014, the impacts of low water levels and the other water level-related topics. Kompoltowicz also took part in regarding Great Lakes water levels scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at NOAAs Silver Spring, Md., headquarters. Jim Selegean delivered lectures Sept. 25-26 on Monitoring Wisconsin Streams for Sediment during a Great Lakes Commission, GLC, meeting at the University of Wisconsins Green Bay campus. His lectures covered topics including sediment and river features, surveying basics, maps and documentation. Sediment is a leading source of pollution to waterways, according to the GLC, and affects water quality, aquatic habitat, recreational opportunities and aesthetic conditions. Employees of the Quarter Fourth Quarter 2013Corey Weston Duluth Area Oce Dan Carlson Duluth Area Oce Dredged material pilot project benets environment and navigationBridget Rohn Environmental Analysis Branch Esther Johnson Great Lakes Oce of Hydraulics and Hydrology CORPS SPEAKSDan Carlson and Corey Weston are awarded the Employee(s) of the Quarter Award for their performance of duties in an exceptional Representatives in the Duluth expectations in the performance of their work duties such that Omaha District (NWO) would like to potential source in providing Work for Others support on similar future Esther Johnson is awarded the Employee of the Quarter Award for her performance of duties in an exceptional manner as a hydraulic engineer in the Great Lakes Hydraulics and Hydrology modeling efforts for the high Frankenmuth Dam Fish Passage to ensure timely, accurate hydraulic analyses were completed for the team. Bridget G. Rohn is awarded the Employee of the Quarter Award for her performance of duties in Management Specialist in the Progs. managers during a time of reduced providing program support for the GLRI program, and continuing to provide critical environmental support for the Frankenmuth Dam 8 Soundings is going electroinc starting Spring 2014