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Water Quality

Water quality issues fall into three categories:

  1. Water purity(for human health),
  2. Recreational water quality(also for human health/enjoyment), and,
  3. the long-term health of the Water Ecosystem.

The Georgian Bay Association strongly supports monitoring programs for all. Septic systems (septic tanks and leaching beds, leach pits and cesspools), grey water systems and storm water runoff can affect human and ecosystem health.

  • We are a key stakeholder in government engagements, including the review of The Great Lakes Protection Act ensuring that the Act is effective in dealing with water quality issues that affect our members
  • We are advisors on the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
  • We network with other landowner organizations and advocate to all levels of government for improved legislation and regulations to protect and improve water quality

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October 2020

October 25 Water Levels Report

Water levels continue to be well above average and near or above record high levels, but all the lakes are continuing their seasonal declines. Lake Michigan-Huron continues to be below the level it was at this time last year – see first graph below. From a month ago the water levels on Lakes Superior, Michigan-Huron, St Clair, Erie & Ontario are down 1, 3, 5, 4 & 3 inches respectively. Lakes Superior, Michigan-Huron, & Ontario, are lower by 6, 2, & 12 inches, respectively, and Lakes St. Clair & Erie are higher by 1 inch, than they were at this time last year. Lakes Superior, Michigan-Huron, St Clair, Erie & Ontario are 9, 30, 28, 24 & 3 inches, respectively, above their long term October average. All the lakes are now well below thei

October 2020

October 18 Water Levels Report

Water levels continue to be well above average and near or above record high levels, but all the lakes are continuing their seasonal declines.  For the first time in 2020, Lake Michigan-Huron is below the level it was at this time last year – see first graph below. From a month ago the water levels on Lakes Superior, Michigan-Huron, St Clair, Erie & Ontario are down 2, 4, 6, 6 & 6 inches respectively. Lakes Superior, Michigan-Huron, St. Clair, Erie & Ontario, are lower by 6, 1, 0, 0 & 12 inches, respectively, than they were at this time last year. Lakes Superior, Michigan-Huron, St Clair, Erie & Ontario are 9, 31, 29, 24 & 4 inches, respectively, above their long term October average. All the lakes are now well below their October reco

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