2020 HIGH WATER LEVELS QUESTIONNAIRE
The International Joint Commission's Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee has an on-line questionnaire that allows impacted shoreline property owners to report directly on their experiences in 2020. A similar questionnaire appeared in 2019 and many of you participated.
Wet conditions throughout the upper Great Lakes basin continued again in 2020 and resulted in record and near-record high water levels on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron. These water levels have impacted many of you that live and work along the upper Great Lakes shoreline.
Your input will be invaluable to the GLAM committee in evaluating and improving the scientific and engineering models that have been developed to estimate potential damages under a range of Great Lakes water level conditions. Such evaluation is a critical requirement for the GLAM Committee as it assesses the performance of the regulation plans that are used to manage outflows from Lake Superior and Lake Ontario. The information will also be made available to the ILOSLRB and the ILSBC to support their ongoing operational activities. Data provided through the questionnaire will only be reported in a summarized format to ensure the privacy of respondents.
Thank you for participating!