News Headlines

Waukesha's Lake Michigan water application moves to next phase
Milwaukee Biz Times (6/15)
Mandated to improve the quality of its drinking water, which has high levels of radium, City of Waukesha officials first sought permission five years ago to get water from Lake Michigan. Finally, that process is about to move from the application phase to the approval phase.

COMMENTARY: Awash in thoughts about the Great Lakes
Rochester Business Journal (6/12)
With many states experiencing extreme drought, its time to give thanks for the Great Lakes.


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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: