Shane Csiki, a geologist who specializes in rivers, is currently doing a “fluvial erosion hazard” study of the Lamprey. In plain English, he is studying the river’s shape and flow to determine where changes in the river’s banks or river bed are most likely to cause a serious risk to people’s safety or property. The results of his study will produce a map showing banks that are likely to collapse, culverts that will be overwhelmed, roads and buildings that will be damaged, and sites likely to be buried by sand and debris during a severe rain event. The map will enable municipal planners to make decisions about relocating or strengthening infrastructure, or at the very least, plan for possible disaster response. The final report and map are being completed as of the fall of 2011. To view some of Shane's slides, click here.