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COMMENTARY: Good to go
Watertown Daily Times (7/31)
The International Joint Commissionís Plan 2014 is a practical measure to make Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River healthier and prepare for climate change. The idea is to regulate the extreme high and low water levels and follow their natural, seasonal flows.

Lake Michigan water level up 2 feet since January 2013
South Bend Tribune (7/25)
Higher water levels delight marine enthusiasts, particularly the owners of large boats with difficulties running aground the past few seasons. The lake is still below its normal level but nowhere near the record low set in January 2013.

New St. Lawrence swimming hole proposed
Global News (7/24)
A harbor pool to facilitate swimming in the St. Lawrence river near Montreal has been proposed, but some worry about water pollution.

Lake Ontario bay dredging project set to start
The Wall Street Journal (7/21)
A dredging project aimed at clearing built-up silt from a Lake Ontario bay gets underway near Rochester, N.Y.

Ohio pushes to end sediment dumping into Lake Erie
Associated Press (7/20)
Ohio environmental regulators are working with local and federal agencies to find new uses for dredged sediment so that it no longer ends up in Lake Erie.

Michigan residents consider how to limit erosion at popular Lake Superior destination
The Associated Press (7/14)
Marquette, Mich. officials are looking for ways to limit erosion around Presque Isle Park, a popular recreational area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Park committee members are concerned about decreasing vegetation and soil cover around the popular Lake Superior destination.

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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: