Great Lakes

Great Lakes

A Reference to examine and report on how the consumptive use and removal of water, diversions, and management and policies regarding water resources affect the levels, flows, and sustainability of water supplies in transboundary basins.
A Reference to determine whether the level of Lake Ontario could be regulated to reduce extremes in high and low water levels and to study the factors affecting the fluctuations of water levels.
A Reference to investigate and make recommendations concerning the nature and design of remedial works for the preservation and enhancement of Niagara Falls while at the same time permitting the production of added power envisaged by the 1950 Treaty.
A Reference to inquire into and report on Windsor-Detroit air pollution including the extent and sources of air pollution in the vicinity of Detroit and Windsor and to recommend measures to mitigate smoke from ships on the Detroit River.
The 1946 Reference (Docket 54) was extended in 1948 to include the Niagara River.
A Reference to examine and report on the extent, causes, and location of pollution in St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, and Detroit River. Further, the IJC was asked to recommend possible remedies or means of preventing the pollution of these waters.
A Reference to examine into and report on the extent, causes and location of pollution in boundary waters and to recommend possible remedies or means of preventing the pollution of these waters.
An Application by the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority for its Peace Bridge Capacity Expansion Project.
An Application by the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority to construct the Toussaint Causeway and effect partial closure of a section of the St. Lawrence River because of an increasing number of accidents to downbound vessels entering Iroquois Lock.
An Application by the Government of the United States for an amendment to the 1914 Orders under Dockets 6 and 8 for Emergency Regulation of Lake Superior to relieve the critical high water conditions on the lower Great Lakes by reducing lake outflows through the St. Marys River power canals.