Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association
Water Diversion

Ohio and Wisconsin are the only Great Lakes States that have not passed the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact of the Council of Great Lakes Governors.

The primary purpose of the Compact is to keep Great Lakes water in the Great Lakes watershed. Additionally, the Compact also seeks to develop policies for water conservation.

Ohio has more to lose than any other Great Lakes State if Lake Erie's water is diverted because Lake Erie is by far the shallowest of all the Great Lakes, its lake floor being above sea level.

Once the Compact is approved by all the Great Lakes States, Congress will have to approve it, also.

To read the Compact, click here (pdf).

For a myth-debunking facts sheet on the Compact, click here (pdf).
Western Lake Erie: The Warmest, Shallowest, "Fishiest" Area of the Great Lakes
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Western Lake Erie Landsat
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