News Headlines
From news.glin.net:

Michigan oil and gas association works to improve economic and environmental stability
MLive (10/29)
President and CEO of Michigan Oil and Gas Association speaks about the impact of oil and natural gas on Michigan's economy and the ever-controversial topic of hydraulic fracturing.

Lake Huron shoreline erosion now a concern
Blackburn News (10/29)
Rising Lake Huron water levels raise shoreline erosion concerns for nearshore communities.

Work progresses on Marysville, Mich. shoreline
The Times Herald (10/28)
Shoreline restoration at Marysville Mich.'s Chrysler Beach, one of three environmental projects in the city, will be completed by the end of April.

Grand Calumet River sees results of cleanup
The Times (10/27)
East Chicago City Planner Richard Morrisroe's son once thought if he fell out of a canoe on the Grand Calumet River, he'd be a goner. Now, he can envision future generations canoeing on the river without fear thanks to a multi-agency remediation project decades in the making.

Freshwater Summit to address Great Lakes issues
Grand Traverse Insider (10/26)
Speakers will discuss climate change, invasive species, water levels and the economic impacts of the various issues facing the Great Lakes.

Sewer overflows during storm hit 10 billion gallons
Detroit Free Press (10/26)
Almost 10 billion gallons of sewer overflows poured into southeast Michigan's waters in historic August flooding.

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About this website              

Welcome to the Great Lakes Regional Water Use Database, providing comparable water use information on withdrawals, diversions and consumptive uses. This database supports the states and provinces in implementing Article 4 of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact  and Article 301 of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement.  Under the Compact and the Agreement, the parties (states and provinces) are required to report water use information to the regional database repository and aggregated information will be made available to the public on an annual basis. In 2012, the database was redesigned to comply with the Interim State/Provincial Reporting Protocols to the Regional Water Use Database, adopted by the Regional Body and Compact Council on December 8, 2009.

The Great Lakes Regional Water Use Database has been around for over 20 years! Originally, it was established by the Great Lakes states and provinces in response to the recommendation of the Great Lakes Charter of 1985, which calls for a uniform, consistent base of data of Great Lakes water withdrawals, diversions and consumptive uses. Beginning in 1987, water use data have been submitted to the repository on an annual basis and reports provided to assist the jurisdictions in Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River water resources planning and management.  As specified by the Water Resources Management Committee in its 1987 report, Managing the Waters of the Great Lakes Basin, the database catalogs withdrawals by water use category, sub-basin and jurisdiction.