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Public comment period closes on Canada's Lake Huron nuclear waste dump proposal
MLive (11/26)
Canada's Deep Geologic Repository Joint Review Panel has closed the public comment period on a proposal to bury 7 million cubic feet of nuclear waste near the shores of Lake Huron.

Erosion concerns along Lake Huron shoreline
Blackburn News (11/26)
Increasing rates of high- and low-water cycles raise erosion controls along the Lake Huron shoreline.

COMMENTARY: Shortsighted vote: Senators overlook true risks in opposing Keystone XL pipeline
Watertown Daily Times (11/25)
Some wonder whether preventing the Keystone XL pipeline will lead to oil sands shipping on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.

Detroit River: The good, the bad, the ugly
The Toledo Blade (11/17)
The Detroit River's rich history spawns environmental troubles, but hope surfaces.

Council of Great Lakes Industries, Consumers Energy and other member partners seek water management tools to ensure Great Lakes sustainability
MLive (11/14)
With funding from the Great Lakes Protection Fund, the Council of Great Lakes Industries and several of its member partners are evaluating sustainable water management tools.

Michigan communities grapple with upgrading water pipes
Great Lakes Echo (11/6)
The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that Michigan will need to invest around $15-billion in its drinking and waste water systems over the next 20 years.

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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: