TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian panel is inviting public comment
on a report it commissioned about Great Lakes water levels.
The International Joint Commission advises both nations’ governments on
boundary waters issues. It established an expert panel to investigate
whether efforts should be made to prevent swings in Great Lakes levels with
measures such as changing outflows from Lake Superior or placing structures
at choke points such as the St. Clair River.
The report was released earlier this year. It recommended against
large-scale engineering projects to keep levels stable, saying people in the
region should adapt to nature’s ups and downs.
The international commission will accept comments at a series of hearings
around the Great Lakes region that begin Monday and continue through July
17. The first is in Sarnia, Ontario.