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.
There are multiple options that governments might consider to address flooding in the basin. This flood mitigation framework organizes the broad range of possible actions into four themes:
The Water Levels Committee of the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board will use the high flood risk rule curve on Rainy Lake and directed the dam operators to begin targeting the mid-band of the high flood risk rule curve. The high flood risk rule curve calls for lower than…
The US Army Corps of Engineers and Environment and Climate Change Canada have been coordinating Great Lakes water level forecasts for decades.