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The Great Lakes Compact

on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 01:06

Just as even a large bank account can be depleted by overspending, the Great Lakes can be depleted if more water leaves than enters them. However, if the water “bank account” is kept in balance, the Great Lakes—and the diverse ecosystem and large regional economy they support—can be sustained. The Great Lakes Compact* is an unprecedented, multistate agreement aimed at protecting the Great Lakes from “overspending.”