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COMMENTARY: Liquid assets give us the drop on Sun Belt
Pittsburg Post-Gazette (5/10)
Pennsylvania joined seven other states in the Great Lakes Compact in 2008 to manage water in the great basin. It came about after a Canadian firm came up with a plan to ship Lake Superior water to Asia in tankers.


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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: