International Lake Superior Board of Control to host a virtual public meeting to talk about the upper Great Lakes
The International Lake Superior Board of Control will host a virtual meeting to give an update on operations on the St. Marys Rapids and Regulation Plan 2012. The meeting will be hosted using Zoom. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Please register in advance to participate and submit your questions or comments during the registration process. Registration will close 5:00 pm the day before the scheduled meeting.
The meeting will be Tuesday, December 12, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Registration is available at:
The International Lake Superior Board of Control is responsible for managing the control works on the St. Marys River and regulating the outflow from Lake Superior into Lake Michigan-Huron. Under any outflow regulation plan, the ability to regulate the flow through the St. Marys River does not mean that full control of the water levels of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron is possible. This is because the major factors affecting water supply to the Great Lakes (i.e. precipitation, evaporation, and runoff) cannot be controlled, and are difficult to accurately predict. Outflow management cannot eliminate the risk of extreme water levels from occurring during periods of severe weather and water supply conditions.