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NOTICE OF ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING

February 12, 2001

Regulation of Rainy and Namakan Lakes

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, March 6, 2001; 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: Ojibway Room
La Place Rendez-Vous Hotel
1201 Idylwild Drive
Fort Frances, Ontario

This year's public meeting will focus on operations over the past year under the IJC's new January 2000 Order for the regulation of Rainy and Namakan Lakes. Planning and expectations for this spring will also be discussed. There will be ample opportunity for public question and comment. The Board is especially interested in the public reaction to the first full year of regulation with the new rule curves in place.

All members of the public are welcome to attend. Should further information be required, please contact either of the Engineering Advisors listed below.

  CANADA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Members Dale Kimmett
(819)994-1295
Col. Kenneth Kasprisin
(651)290-5300
Engineering Advisors Rick Walden
(819)997-2529
Ed Eaton
(651)290-5617
Addresses Lake of the Woods
Secretariat
Environment Canada
OTTAWA, ON K1A 0H3
US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District
190 Fifth Street East
ST. PAUL, MN 55101-1638


The levels of Rainy and Namakan Lakes are regulated in accordance with lake level operating bands specified by the International Joint Commission (IJC). The operating band levels vary seasonally. Under the IJC Order issued in January 2000, Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. and Boise Cascade Corp. normally regulate these lakes so as to target for levels in the middle portion of the operating band. The Board monitors the companies' operations and may provide direction from time to time.

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