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Several projects under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement were previously approved by Commissioners and are near completion. Final reports will be coming before new Commissioners for approval in the months ahead.
Wetlands help provide habitat, mitigate flooding and filter excess nutrients and contaminants from lakes and other water bodies. But vast stretches of wetlands around Lake Erie were drained in the past 200 years for agricultural use.
In the first three versions of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the IJC reported every two years on progress by Canada and the United States to achieve the agreement's goals and objectives, and provided advice and recommendations on any issue related to the quality of the Great Lakes…