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From Leading Online Journal Circle of Blue: Lake Ontario Water Level Plan Tests Attitudes Toward Environment

October 28th, 2015 | Posted by Lee

Plan 2014, a proposal to alter lake levels and restore wetlands, places ecosystems at the heart of decisions.

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“If it is adopted, Plan 2014 would reflect a seismic shift in thinking about how water should be used and valued that first took root during the environmental movement of the 1960s. In the heart of the 20th century, the architects of major infrastructure projects like the Moses Saunders dam and the St. Lawrence Seaway spared little concern for sedge grasses, waterfowl, and fish. But the 21st century, rife with erratic and severe weather, burgeoning populations, and dwindling resources, is putting immense pressure on regulators and managers to reimagine how humans and natural water systems coexist.”

And, we would add, how the benefits of thoughtful, science-based management can be fairly shared.

Read the full article here.

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