IJC to add two new members: Residents from shoreline communities

Two new members will be joining the International Joint Commission, the international body responsible for managing outflows on Lake Ontario.

The board says each member – one from Canada, and the other from the United States – will come from a town or city along the Lake Ontario or St. Lawrence River shoreline.

This, the board says, will help its members gauge “human and social impacts” of flooding along the lakeshore.

The board also says, pending the necessary funds, it is looking to bring on two members of the public for an advisory group. The proposed group would work under the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Adaptive Management Committee and would assist local governments and residents by providing information about the impact of high water levels.

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