Listen: Superior Watershed
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MER’s Hugh Morgan reports that The International Joint Commission proposes using Lake Superior as a reservoir to control unusually high water in the other Great Lakes: Michigan, Erie and Huron.

Residents of Lake Superior have heard water might be allowed to rise by 22 inches, however the Corps of Engineers says water wouldn’t go higher than eight and a half inches. At a public meeting, the measure was opposed by Minnesota and Wisconsin state agencies and by residents of the Superior shoreline, with concerns about erosion and beaches.

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