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Two lake level phases are believed to be preserved in the Grand Island Tombolo’s stratigraphy. The historic strandplain, shoreface contact is interpreted as a historic lake level approximately 15m below the tombolo’s surface. Contemporary lake levels are preserved as the contact between modern the modern strandplain and shoreface.

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This is supported by interpretation of historic lake levels based on a drill core collected by nearby Beaver Lake (Fisher, 1999) This core shows a sand unit beginning 14m below modern lake level that believed to represent the same lake level interpreted from our GPR transect.

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