You overlooked important information. Extreme high water levels solutions exist. We have gone from record breaking extreme low levels to now extreme high with a range now of 6.5 feet. No other other Great Lake has such a wide range and each has a Control Board that meets monthly to set discharge amounts.

Just read the ILSBC Sept. report;

” Lake Superior is 6 cm (2.4 in) below the record-high beginning-of-month level set in 1950. The level is currently 26 cm (10.2 in) above average (1918 – 2019). Lake Michigan-Huron is 6 cm (2.4 in) above the previous record-high beginning-of-September level set in 1986. The level is 86 cm (33.9 in) above average. ….” The Sept. outflow is just 160 m3/s above average, the lowest Sept. outflow since 2016,..a reflection of Plan 2012 adjusting to… higher levels experienced on Lake Michigan-Huron in comparison to Lake Superior in recent months.”

Does that respect the IJC criteria of “balancing upstream and downstream interests?” No! Stay & Act

Mary Muter,
Chair, Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation

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