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Phoenix prepared for pricey fix to water problem
Time Warner Cable News (10/22)
After years of complaints about murky water, officials in Phoenix, N.Y., unanimously voted to contract out to another water source for drinking water. The village may end up getting its water from Lake Ontario.

Zoning appeal filed over Erie bayfront walkway
Erie Times-News (10/22)
A waterfront access advocate has filed a formal appeal with the Erie, Pa., zoning office, contending that 1,100 feet of new public walkway along the former GAF Materials Corp. property on Lake Erie does not comply with city zoning laws.

Stormwater forum brings out North Shore, Ill. residents
Sun-Times (10/22)
Interested Illinois residents, many of whom have dealt with stormwater issues personally, packed an auditorium to hear from several local stormwater experts on ways to manage storm water and protect Lake Michigan.

After years of build up, dredging at Wilson Harbor in Wilson, N.Y. underway
Time Warner Cable News (10/22)
Almost a decade had come and gone without any dredging at the harbor, leaving silt to build up and lowering the water level. After several years of red tape and road blocks, dredging in Wilson Harbor continues. Work started in September and should be finished by mid-November.

St. Lawrence County lawmakers support plan to regulate St. Lawrence River water flow, levels
North Country Now (10/21)
The operations committee in St. Lawrence County, N.Y., is supporting a proposed water plan that would regulate flows and levels on the St. Lawrence River.

Seventh Freshwater Summit on tap
Traverse City Record-Eagle (10/15)
Jon Allan, the director for Michigan's Office of the Great Lakes, is expected to deliver a keynote address on water strategy at the upcoming Freshwater Summit in Traverse City, Mich.

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Welcome to the Great Lakes Regional Water Use Database, providing comparable water use information on withdrawals, diversions and consumptive uses. This database supports the states and provinces in implementing Article 4 of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact  and Article 301 of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement.  Under the Compact and the Agreement, the parties (states and provinces) are required to report water use information to the regional database repository and aggregated information will be made available to the public on an annual basis. In 2012, the database was redesigned to comply with the Interim State/Provincial Reporting Protocols to the Regional Water Use Database, adopted by the Regional Body and Compact Council on December 8, 2009.

The Great Lakes Regional Water Use Database has been around for over 20 years! Originally, it was established by the Great Lakes states and provinces in response to the recommendation of the Great Lakes Charter of 1985, which calls for a uniform, consistent base of data of Great Lakes water withdrawals, diversions and consumptive uses. Beginning in 1987, water use data have been submitted to the repository on an annual basis and reports provided to assist the jurisdictions in Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River water resources planning and management.  As specified by the Water Resources Management Committee in its 1987 report, Managing the Waters of the Great Lakes Basin, the database catalogs withdrawals by water use category, sub-basin and jurisdiction.