• International Watersheds Initiative
    Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:04

    The International Watersheds Initiative has been a key tool for the IJC as it fulfills its duties in our shared waters. But how did it get started, and what does it do? This video should answer some of your questions.

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    See the latest issue of Great Lakes Connection

    New members and leaders of our Great Lakes boards are bringing expertise and resources to projects this spring.

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    IJC's 2020 Triennial Assessment of Progress

    The International Joint Commission published the 2020 Second Triennial Assessment of Progress (TAP) Report on Great Lakes Water Quality on December 10, 2020.


International Watersheds Initiative


Transboundary Waters

Transboundary Watersheds

Select a watershed (basin) within the map below to learn more about the IJC’s water-related activities.

Dry Conditions in Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River Lead to Low Water Levels: Board to Decrease Outflows

Lower than average precipitation and winter snowpack runoff have resulted in decreased inflows to Lake Ontario.  The reduced inflows have resulted in lower water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.  In response to these conditions, the Board has decided to reduce outflows from Lake Ontario beginning on 10 April, 2021.