U.S.-Canada commission signs Plan 2014 to regulate Lake Ontario water levels

The International Joint Commission, which oversees shared waters between the United States and Canada, has signed a plan to regulate water levels and flows on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The commission’s approval of Plan 2014 comes after 16 years of studying the need for changes to the current regulatory framework. More than $20 million was spent on the study.

“Plan 2014 is a modern plan for managing water levels and flows that will restore the health and diversity of coastal wetlands, perform better under changing climate conditions and continue to protect against extreme high and low water levels,” said Lana Pollack, the commission’s U.S. section chair.

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