Engaging Lake Ontario and upper St. Lawrence River Municipalities in the Province of Ontario to Document High Water Impacts in support of GLAMs Expedited Plan 2014 Review

Year
2019
Topic

Communications

Project Description

The project aims to obtain information about impacts of high water levels and flows along the Canadian shore of Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River upstream of the Moses-Saunders dam at Cornwall, ON. The local conservation authorities, who have some responsibility for implementing provincial policies on shoreline management in Ontario, would be the best suited to work with the municipalities in their area to gather and compile information on impacts including economic damages from high water levels on Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River. Additionally, the GLAM Committee members along with International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence Board members and IJC staff will then meet with local municipalities and conservation authorities to discuss the compiled information as part of an engagement process. All of the information provided by individual conservation authorities and municipalities will be included in an overall summary. The summary will include a written report with graphs and tables and an accompanying database (eg. excel spreadsheet) of reported impacts by jurisdiction.

Outcome

Active

Partners

ECCC, , Conservation Ontario, Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, Conservation Authorities, Shoreline Municipalities, Ontario Minitry of Natural Resources