The Senate and House Great Lakes Task Force is convening, in coordination with NEMWI, a bicameral briefing on recent historic water levels in the Great Lakes on Tuesday, December 4, from 11 am - 12 pm in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Senate Meeting Room 215 (SVC-215). The Senate and House Great Lakes Task Force Co-Chairs Senator Carl Levin, Senator Mark Kirk, Congresswoman Miller, Congressman Dingell, Congressman Duffy, and Congresswoman Slaughter are Honorary Cosponsors of the event. In March 2012, the International Joint Commission (IJC) released the final report of the International Upper Great Lakes Study, entitled Lake Superior Regulation: Addressing Uncertainty in Upper Great Lakes Water Levels. Since then, the IJC has received numerous public comments on the report. ACOE and IJC jointly will brief congressional staff on recent analyses of record-reaching Great Lakes water levels, including how various controlling works and physical changes have impacted water levels, while also providing an update on public comments received on the IJC's International Upper Great Lakes Study, which examines the physical processes driving current Great Lakes water level conditions.

For more information, contact Danielle Chesky, Director Great Lakes Washington Program at the Northeast-Midwest Institute.