Water is at the heart of the Great Lakes’ economy, energy and water needs, social fabric, quality of life, and environment. Extreme low water levels have captured the attention of the public with historic record low levels hitting in January of 2013. Drawing on our policy recommendations to the International Joint Commission, FLOW is developing a public/media campaign to raise awareness among citizens and decision-makers about how public trust solutions can address low water levels.
Reports and Handouts
- Overview: Water Levels Program
- Letter to Governor Snyder Regarding Great Lakes Water Levels and Emergency Dredging
- Comment to the International Joint Commission on the draft “Building Collaboration Across the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River System: An Adaptive Management Plan For Addressing Extreme Water Levels”
- Op-Ed: Climate Change is Taking Our Water
- Comment to the International Joint Commission On Water Level Plans for Great Lakes and Public Trust Principles