Publications

IJC publications contain both board and corporate documents, including reports, fact sheets, infographics, and presentations. Contractor reports are created on behalf of or in coordination with the IJC or its boards by a separate entity, including individuals, companies, and governments. Government reports are documents developed by US or Canadian local/provincial/state/federal government that are of interest to the IJC or board.

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In 2023 the WQB, with a team of consultants, produced a report that collected and analyzed ecological, economic, social, political, demographic, technological and cultural data to identify key drivers and trends expected to influence the Great Lakes region over the next 30 years. From this, four...
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Following up on its 2019 report “ Use of Modeling Approaches to Affect Nutrient Management Through Adaptative Management ”, this IJC Great Lakes Science Advisory Board-Research Coordination Committee report focuses on progress to date in implementing the Lake Erie Nutrient Adaptive Management...
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This white paper presents the results of a collaboration between the International Joint Commission’s Health Professionals Advisory Board and the Great Lakes Beach Association to assess the binational extent, experience and effects of Great Lakes Beach Sanitary Surveys in the United States and...
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This report looks at efforts to manage nutrients in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario by assessing federal, state and provincial Domestic Action Plans and their implementation, reviewing eight previous IJC reports on nutrient management, and assessing the extent to which key IJC recommendations have been...
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The International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study Board publishes this semi-annual newsletter to help keep the public informed about the International St. Mary and Milk Rivers Study. This is the first of the series.
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Tenth Annual Report from the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board. January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.
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The annual report for the International St. Croix River Watershed Board.
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The 2022 Osoyoos Lake (nk’mip) Water Science Forum was hosted by the Osoyoos Indian Band and the Town of Osoyoos, October 27 - 29, 2022, in sẃiẃs (Osoyoos, B.C.) The forum was presented by the Okanagan Basin Water Board, the International Joint Commission, the Okanagan Nation Alliance, along with...
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In the spring and summer of 2022, the Namakan Chain of Lakes and Rainy Lake reached the highest water levels on record. The flood was a natural disaster that lasted for many weeks. Rainy Lake reached record-breaking water levels, and Namakan Lake ranked as the third highest on record. Since 1949...
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To the Official Compilation Prescribing the Method of Regulating the Levels of Boundary Waters dated September 13, 2018.
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February 2023 slide deck from NOAA - Current Conditions and Outlook for Rainy River Basin
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Water Levels Committee: Pre-Spring Engagement - February 27, 2023 slide deck Base Flows Snowpack Temperature Overall Picture Long-Range forecasts and Climate
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A letter sent on December 20, 2022 from the International Joint Commission (IJC) to the governments of Canada (Global Affairs Canada) and the United States (U.S. Department of State) about IJC’s advice pursuant to the 2016 Lake Champlain and Richelieu River reference.
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This document reports on the progress of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers study as of September 16, 2022.
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The Great Lakes Science Strategy for the Next Decade (the Science Strategy) summarizes the science gaps and related resource needs identified by hundreds of knowledge-holders convened by the International Joint Commission (IJC). This Summary Report provides an overview of the project and integrates...
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Response letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to IJC Commissioners about selenium contamination in the Elk River. Response dated November 9, 2022. Related document: IJC Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and President Biden RE Selenium Contamination dated May 13, 2022
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This fact sheet describes how the waters of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers are apportioned between Canada and the United States.
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This fact sheet describes the geography of the St. Mary and Milk River basins, as well as the infrastructure along the rivers that affect water apportionment and usage.
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This fact sheet describes how the International St. Mary-Milk Rivers Study Board will integrate a variety of perspectives and considerations into its work, as it develops recommendations on improving the efficiency of apportioning the waters of these rivers.
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The 138th semi-annual progress report to the International Joint Commission from the International Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Board, covering the period from 1 March 2022 through 31 August 2022.
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Semi-annual report of progress from March 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022.
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This infographic outlines the roles and responsibilities for the management of water levels in the Rainy-Lake of the Woods basin.
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Annex 10 (Science) of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement assigns the International Joint Commission (IJC) and its Science Advisory Board (SAB) a role in providing input to the Parties on priority science issues on a three year basis. This document summarizes the SAB’s advice to the Parties on...
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Welcome to the first edition of the Tri-Board Tribune, a quarterly newsletter designed by the Great Lakes Water Levels Boards of the International Joint Commission (IJC) to share information and articles related to the entire Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River basin and provide regional updates...
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Welcome to the first edition of the Tri-Board Tribune, a quarterly newsletter designed by the Great Lakes Water Levels Boards of the International Joint Commission to share information and articles related to the entire Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River basin and provide regional updates presented by...
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Welcome to the first edition of the Tri-Board Tribune, a quarterly newsletter designed by the Great Lakes Water Levels Boards of the International Joint Commission to share information and articles related to the entire Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River basin and provide regional updates presented by...
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About Water Quality Board Watching Briefs The Great Lakes Water Quality Board (WQB) develops watching briefs for the purpose of summarizing significant developments, events and information in a factual manner on specific, defined topic areas. They are periodically updated and serve to keep the WQB...
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To the Official Compilation Order Prescribing the Method of Regulating the Levels of Boundary Waters dated September 13, 2018
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