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What's New
Decision on $40 million natural gas pipeline from Avon Lake's NRG plant could come in early June
The Plain Dealer (4/10)
A decision is expected by or before June 8 on whether a natural gas pipeline can be constructed from the NRG plant in Avon Lake through 20 miles of Lorain County, Ohio.

Fractured Water: Can urban Ontario reconnect its watersheds?
Yonge Street (3/11)
Forward-thinking stakeholders are transforming how cities think about water systems, evolving from a mindset that views each system in isolation toward a more sustainable and efficient municipal water system that can restore urban ecosystems while saving money.

Drilling off of Ashland lakeshore not for fishing
Northlands News Center (2/26)
Engineers were drilling holes off the shore of Lake Superior in Ashland, Wis. to collect lakebed samples where a permanent breakwater could be installed.

New project focuses on watersheds, green infrastructure
Great Lakes Echo (1/21)
A new project from the Great Lakes Commission is hoping to use green infrastructure to reconnect the natural Great Lakes watershed.

Pipeline to bring Lake Huron water to Genesee County is 'under budget and on schedule'
MLive (1/21)
The project that will bring fresh water from Lake Huron to Genesee County, Mich. is right on track, officials told the Genesee County Board of Commissioners.

Lake Erie ice limits water available for some towns
The Columbus Dispatch (1/12)
Ice on Lake Erie is affecting the water supplies for some customers in northern Ohio and leading to calls for water conservation.

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General Resources
A Primer on Fresh Water
Environment Canada
Designed for educators, communities and organizations in a position to develop learning resources to enable Canadians to better understand their environment.

An Advocate's Field Guide to Protecting Lake Michigan
Alliance for the Great Lakes
After two years of research by organizations around Lake Michigan, this guidebook identifies basinwide threats; it is organized into three chapters: habitat restoration, toxic elimination and land and water conservation.

Drought Fact Sheets
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Water saving tips for different industries.

Michigan Water Use Reporting Program
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Michigan and the other states and provinces in the Great Lakes Region have enacted laws that require major water users to report water withdrawals made within the Great Lakes Basin. This information provides an environmental baseline for managing water resources in a more integrated manner and strengthens the legal basis for opposing unwarranted diversions of Great Lakes water to other regions of the country.

Properties of Water
Environment Canada's Freshwater Web

The Great Lakes Charter: Principles for the Management of Great Lakes Water Resources
Council of Great Lakes Governors

Water Use in Canada
Environment Canada's Freshwater Web

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Databases
Water databases and tools in Canada
Environment Canada's Freshwater Web

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The Management of Water in Canada
Environment Canada's Freshwater Web
Includes information about bulk water removal and export, floods, water conservation, modeling and more.

Water Supply Management Options for Northeastern Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago
A report offering critical information about the Chicago metro region's water supply resources, the legal and institutional framework for Great Lakes diversion, and unique primary research materials, such as the Great Lakes Mediation Memorandum of Understanding between Illinois and the other Great Lakes states.

Water Sustainability
Canadian Environmental Law Association
CELA conducts extensive work on issues of water quality and quantity in the Great Lakes and beyond. View their collections of detailed and summary materials on diverse issues of water quality, quantity, management and protection.

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GLIN: Local Planning in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Watersheds in the Great Lakes Region

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