Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Committee
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee will undertake the monitoring, modeling and assessment needed to support ongoing evaluation of the regulation of water levels and flows. The GLAM Committee will report to the Lake Superior Board of Control, Niagara Board of Control and Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board.
The report of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Task Team provided the basis for the GLAM Committee. Knowledge gained during the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Study (2000-2006) and International Upper Great Lakes Study (2007-2012) will be updated and used by the GLAM Committee to provide ongoing information on how the regulation of water levels and flows affects socio-economic interests and the environment. As more is learned and as conditions change over time, this information will help determine whether changes to regulation should be considered.
Expedited Review of Plan 2014
In response to public concerns about the extraordinarily high water levels of 2017 and 2019, the International Joint Commission asked its Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Committee to launch an expedited review of Plan 2014.
Latest Newsletter Article - Learning from High Water Impacts
The International Joint Commission (IJC) is reviewing Plan 2014 and could use your help. The plan spells out how much water is released from Lake Ontario through the St. Lawrence River. A 2020 questionnaire is now available for people to provide information on the impacts of high water levels.
Adaptive Management Study supports Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River water outflow regulation plans in 2017
There were few surprises regarding how the plans used to regulate the outflows from Lake Superior and Lake Ontario performed during the record high rainfall and high water conditions of 2017. However, further data and assessment are needed to evaluate how the plans perform over the long-term, according to a report of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Committee (GLAM Committee).