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GLIN==> Public Input Needed on Great Lakes Water Levels Study at Detroit Area Meetings

Public Meetings on Lake Levels Scheduled in Metro Detroit for February 19-20


WHO:             The International Upper Great Lakes Study (IUGLS) – a binational team of experts studying whether possible physical changes in the St. Clair River are contributing to record low levels in the Great Lakes.  More broadly, the Study is examining whether regulation of outflows from Lake Superior might be improved to take into consideration changing climate and evolving interests of property owners, local governments, the shipping sector, and the recreation/tourism industry.  With the assistance of its Public Interest Advisory Group (PIAG), the Study is seeking public comment.


WHAT:           During two public meetings, PIAG co-chair Kay Felt (resident of Grosse Pointe Shores) and Study experts will present an overview of the Study, highlighting the latest findings and focusing on the importance of public input and collaboration with environmental organizations, community groups and local governments.  Attendees will have an extensive opportunity to present their views and ask questions.


WHERE &     Tuesday, February 19, 2008, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHEN:           Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms


Wednesday, February 20, 2008, from 1.p.m. to 3 p.m., a joint meeting with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) 535 Griswold St., Suite 300, Detroit


WHY:              Public input regarding the values associated with different water levels is critically important to developing alternative regulation plans.


MORE:           Visit the Study website:  www.iugls.org or call John Nevin at 202-256-1368