Friday, June 29, 2012

Important Great Lakes Hearing Set For Milwaukee July 12

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Public Hearings Regarding Regulation of Great Lakes Water Levels
As you prepare for a big holiday week with Victoria Day in Canada and the 4th of July in the U.S., make plans to attend International Joint Commission public hearings and provide your views regarding the findings and recommendations of the International Upper Great Lakes Study.  From July 9 through Jully 17, there will be 13 public hearings.  Visit the hearings website to find more information about the report and to comment online.

In the U.S., hearings will be in:
  • Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan (July 10)
  • Duluth, Minnesota (July 10)
  • Port Clinton, Ohio (July 11)
  • Fish Creek, Wisconsin (July 11)
  • Holland, Michigan (July 12)
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin (July 12)
In Canada, meetings will be in:
  • Sarnia (July 9)
  • Thunder Bay (July 9)
  • Sault Ste. Marie (July 14)
  • Little Current (July 15) 
  • Parry Sound (July 16)
  • Midland (July 16)
  • Collingwood (July 17)

The Study Board's report, Lake Superior Regulation: Addressing Uncertainty in Upper Great Lakes Water Levels, focuses on the formulation and evaluation of options for a new regulation plan.  The report also addresses restoration and multi-lake regulation as alternative approaches for dealing with extreme water levels beyond those addressed by Lake Superior regulation alone, and considers the important role that adaptive management can play to help the interests better anticipate and respond to extreme water levels in the future.  Your comments at the public hearings will help the Commission decide on a new regulation plan and recommendations to governments.  Please, make plans to participate.  Comments will be accepted at the hearings, by mail and email and online through August 31.


Helen S. said...

Jim - just gotta correct you a little on this post: it's Canada Day (July 1) not Victoria Day (May 21) that Canadians were celebrating this past weekend...

James Rowen said...

I'll send that to the group whose info. I copied. Thanks.