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Tapping into Great Lakes may start 'water wars'
CBC News (7/11)
Thunder Bay, Ontario's mayor says he'll fight to prevent Waukesha, Wis., from using Great Lakes water. Waukesha's municipal boundaries fall outside the Great Lakes watershed.

Flint officials won't pinpoint when the city will switch to Flint River as Detroit water charges go higher
MLive (4/16)
City officials are saying little about their timing for using the Flint River for drinking water but Thursday, April 17, for the first time in nearly 50 years, Flint and Genesee County, Mich., won't have a long-term contract in place for buying water from Detroit.

Mayor Barrett makes water pitch to White House
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI (4/10)
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barret will be traveling to the White House to pitch the idea of making Milwaukee America's water capitol.

Flint gets final permit approvals from state to use Flint River for drinking water
MLive (4/10)
The state of Michigan has issued the permits needed for the city of Flint to begin using the Flint River for drinking water, a major step toward ending water purchases from the city of Detroit as early as next week.

Lindenhurst closer to switching to Lake Michigan water
Daily Herald (4/9)
Details are firming up in the yearslong effort to bring Lake Michigan water to Lindenhurst, Illinois, with construction of some portions of the project expected to begin this summer.

Wauconda officials take two more steps toward lake water
Daily Herald (4/2)
Wauconda, Ill., officials took action Tuesday night in an effort to bring Lake Michigan water to the village.

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Consumptive Use Coefficients

To estimate consumptive use, the states and provinces apply various consumptive use coefficients as summarized in the table below.

data table

Developing more accurate consumptive use information is a regional priority. The following reports on consumptive use is available from U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Basin Pilot Publications page: