Thursday, June 14, 2007

USA Today Discovers The Disappearing Great Lakes

It is not news to many people in Wisconsin, nor to readers of this blog who follow Great Lakes water and diversion issues, but to USA Today, it's real news: Lake Superior's level is way down.

Dropping lake levels are among the reasons that Wisconsin needs to endorse and implement the Great Lakes Compact, an agreement among the eight Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces to limit diversions and stimulate widespread water conservation.

The economies of the Great Lakes states depend on reliable supplies of fresh, clean water, yet there is no sense of urgency among many Wisconsin leaders to make water conservation and Great Lakes protection a high priority.

Efforts to draft Gret Lakes Compact enabling legislation for Wisconsin have stalled.

An explanation is here.

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