The International Joint Commission last week recommended that the Canadian and U.S. governments undertake further investigation of structural options to restore water levels in Lake Michigan-Huron by 13 to 25 cm (about 5 to 10 in). The Commission recognizes that the change The Commission encourages the Governments to focus on an option that would not result in a permanent restoration change that could exacerbate future high water levels, but rather one that could primarily provide relief during low water periods A group representing Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Mayors has backed the IJC call for action.  In addition the Commission last week called on governments to take bathymetric surveys along the full reach of the St. Clair River and its delta in order to better understand the conveyance issue there.  Lakes Huron and Michigan have been at or near historic lows for water levels for the past several months.

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