Commercial Navigation Workshop Summary Report

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On November 5th, 2019, the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee, a sub-committee of the International Joint Commission's (IJC) International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board (ILOSLR Board) hosted a meeting in Montreal, QC. The intent of the meeting was to gather insights from Great Lakes regional experts in the navigation industry on the potential effects of higher outflows from Lake Ontario. The information that was provided during the workshop will be used to inform the ILOSLR Board through an analysis being completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Institute for Water Resources (IWR) on the economic impacts of halting commercial navigation on the Montreal-to-Lake Ontario portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway (Seaway) due to dangerous velocities caused by increased outflows from Lake Ontario.

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Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management