Thursday, December 22, 2005
Great Lakes Water Resources Compact
The Port Huron Times-Herald reports that (if it becomes law) the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact will require states to evaluate water withdrawal and its impact, implement water-conservation measures and regulate the removal of water from the basin. The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin comprises 90% to 95% of the fresh surface water in the United States (20% of the world's). Water levels are dropping, and only 1% of the water taken out of the lakes is returned via precipitation.
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