Rainy Lake

Rainy Lake

In fulfillment of its obligations under the 1938 Rainy Lake Convention, the IJC initiated further studies on Rainy Lake watershed emergency conditions.

An Application by the Watrous Island Boom Co. for approval to construct and maintain the Watrous Island Boom which was already in operation in the Rainy River.
An Application by the International Lumber Company for approval to maintain and reconstruct an existing boom for logs on the Rainy River.
An Application on behalf of George B. Myrum of St. Peters, Minnesota to repair Prairie Portage Dam.
An Application by the United States Forest Service for the reconstruction of Prairie Portage Dam at the outlet of Sucker Lake on the upper Rainy boundary chain of lakes.
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.
A Reference to conduct investigations concerning the regulation (for various purposes) of levels of Rainy Lake, Namakan Lake and boundary waters above Namakan Lake.
A Reference to determine whether transboundary pollution of the Rainy River or Lake of the Woods was occurring; to determine the extent, causes and location of pollution; and to recommend mitigation measures.
A Reference to define the framework for operating international watershed boards as recommended by the Commission in its 1997 report, The IJC and the 21st Century.
A reference that the IJC examine bi-national governance of the Lake of the Woods and Rainy River.