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IJC appoints binational panel to review Plan 2014

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Payne Horning
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WRVO News

The International Joint Commission has appointed a 16-member public advisory group to help identify potential improvements to the regulation of Lake Ontario outflows into the St. Lawrence River.

The new group will work with the IJC's Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee to review Plan 2014, which regulates lake outflow that took effect in 2017.

Concerns have been voiced about record-high flood levels recorded in 2017 and 2019. Studies are being done on the impacts and assessments of lake levels, which led to the IJC adjusting outflows this spring.

A second study phase will focus on long-term extreme high and low water levels in the lake.

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Credit International Joint Commission
There are 16 members, from the United States and Canada, on the new advisory panel.

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