Opinion: Waukesha diversion should not go ahead

The Manitoulin Expositor, February 17, 2016
Author: Carol White

“Climate change poses new challenges for adapting to fluctuating Great Lakes water levels.  Although the future is not certain, increases in temperature and alterations in patterns of precipitation are likely to affect water levels in the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River system.  There is strong evidence that in the future we will likely experience more extreme water levels-both high and low-that is outside the historical range experienced over the past century.”

“Moving forward, it is important to remember that there really is no ‘surplus’ water in the Great Lakes Basin.  Finally, awareness and education of public and private sectors as to the critical current issues facing the Great Lakes are essential to ensure the protection of this unique and valuable ecosystem and associated services."