IJC Adopts Supplementary Order for Rainy and Namakan Lakes


On November 29, 1999, the International Joint Commission (IJC) issued anotice of intent that invited public comments on a draft Supplementary Order for Rainy and Namakan Lakes water levels and outflows. The notice also stated the Commission's intention to issue an Order based on this draft early in January, 2000. The IJC found no compelling reason not to move forward, and consequently the IJC issued its Supplementary Order on January 6, 2000.

For more information, including the IJC Supplementary Order, visitwww.ijc.org on the World Wide Web. Copies of the Order and accompanying documentation are also available upon request at the addresses below:

Secretary, Canadian Section 
234 Laurier Avenue West 
22nd floor 
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6K6 
Fax 613.993.5583 
Commission@ottawa.ijc.org Secretary, United States Section 
1250 23rd Street NW 
Suite 100 
Washington, DC 20440 
Fax 202.736.9015 

The International Joint Commission was created under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 to help prevent and resolve disputes over the use of waters along the Canada-United States boundary. Under the Rainy Lake Convention of 1938, the Commission also sets the outflow from Rainy and Namakan Lakes to prevent them from reaching emergency high and low water conditions.

Contacts: Frank Bevacqua Washington, D.C. (202) 736-9024 Fabien Lengellé Ottawa, Ontario (613) 995-0088