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- Input Projects
- Water Uses Contextual Narrative
Assessment of the Present and Future Water Uses in the Great Lakes Basin
- Based on available information, an assessment was made on the past, present and future water withdrawals, returns, and consumptive use in the Great Lakes basin. Detailed information were presented on: current water withdrawals for major sectors; past trends in demand by sectors and corresponding trends in related factors such as population growth and economic growth; forecasted water use demand by credible agencies or sources; and, additional significant factors, including climate change, which may affect forecasted projections and trends in water use demand. Also provided a high-level analysis of how water use and demand on the upper Great Lakes is expected to change over the next 30 years (to 2040).
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- Supporting Content
- Main Topics
- - Lake Superior Regulation
- Questions We Asked
- - Can a regulation plan be designed to perform better than Plan 1977A?
- - What are the main benefits of the new regulation plan?
- Key Findings
- - Plan 2012 will be more robust and provide important benefits compared to Plan 77A
- - Plan 2012 provides overall economic improvements
- - Approve Lake Superior Plan 2012
- - Water Uses Evaluation