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Water Levels Study - Press Conference and Public Meeting www.losl.org
For Immediate Release
Ottawa, August 27, 2004 - Environmental factors, recreational boating and
tourism, coastal erosion and flooding, commercial navigation, water uses and
power generation - these are the areas that are being studied by the
long-range recommendations that will come from the International Lake
Ontario - St. Lawrence River Study. The Study is in the middle of the fourth
year of a five-year mandate to look at how the regulation of water levels
can affect some of the most vital interests in the Lake Ontario - St.
Lawrence River system.  They are also taking into account the forecasted
effects of climate change.

The Study's Public Interest Advisory Group (PIAG) is coming to communities
in the next few weeks to provide an update on the progress of the Study and
consult with interested individuals and groups on how changing water levels
could affect communities that depend on the system.  The Study Board will
report its findings to the International Joint Commission in 2005.

Below is a list of upcoming meetings:

Where: Belleville Ramada Inn On-the-Bay
What: Public consultation meeting
When: September 1, 2004
Media Availability and Display: 6 pm
Public Meeting: 7 pm

Where: Henderson Community Hall, Henderson, NY 8939 Route 178
What: Public consultation meeting
When: September 1, 2004
Media Availability: 4 pm
Display: 6 pm
Public Meeting: 7 pm

Where: Best Western Country Squire Resort, 715 King St. E., Gananoque, ON
What: Public consultation meeting
When: September 2, 2004
Media Availability and Display: 6 pm
Public Meeting: 7 pm

Where: Hewitt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oswego Campus, Oswego, New York
What: Public consultation meeting
When: September 2, 2004
Media Availability: 4 pm
Display: 6 pm
Public Meeting: 7 pm


Contacts:
Greg McGillis,  Communications Officer	Ottawa, Ont.	(613) 992-5727	
Arleen Kreusch,  Public Affairs Specialist	Buffalo, NY	(716)
879-4438	

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The Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Study was set in motion in 2000 by the
International Joint Commission to evaluate the Commission's Order of
Approval used to regulate outflows from Lake Ontario through the St.
Lawrence River. The Study is assessing the impacts of changing water levels
on affected interests, including the environment, recreational boating and
tourism, shoreline communities, commercial navigation, municipal and
industrial water uses and hydropower.  The Public Interest Advisory Group is
a volunteer group appointed by the International Joint Commission to ensure
effective communication between the public and the Study Team.


Greg McGillis
Communications Officer / Agent de Communications
International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Study
L'étude international sur le lac Ontario et le fleuve Saint-Laurent
www.losl.org
To join the IJC Listserv and receive information about the work of the IJC,
e-mail commission@windsor.ijc.org.
Phone:  (613) 992-5727
Cell:      (613) 795-5727
Fax:      (613) 995-9644



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