How’s the water in Saginaw Bay? Sometimes, in the summer, it turns green along the shoreline due to harmful algal blooms, or HABs. These blooms can be filled with tiny cyanobacteria that produce toxins as they live and die. You may have heard of HABs occurring in Lake Erie.
In 2015, the Canadian province of Ontario and the US states of Michigan and Ohio joined the Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement, committing…
The Data Harmonization Task Force was created by the IJC in 2008 to harmonize and combine Canadian and United States datasets of transboundary watersheds to make mapping and analyzing these watersheds easier for public and…
Lakes Champlain and Memphremagog in the Quebec, Vermont and New York region experience high levels of phosphorus and harmful algal blooms that have negative impacts on surrounding communities and ecosystems.
Over the last decade, the number of buoys reporting real-time weather observations has more than tripled from 20 in 2009 to nearly 60 in 2019.
Shoreline communities throughout the Great Lakes basin face many of the same challenges related to water. But solutions vary when it comes those challenges, which include seasonal flooding, aging or inadequate infrastructure and beaches that are unsafe for families to enjoy.
The International Joint Commission (IJC) is looking beyond the borders of North America to find potential solutions to issues of excess nutrients in basins shared by Canada and the United States.