New water strategy signed

December 13, 2016 at 12:01 pm 1 comment

generatorsA new water control strategy, called Plan 2014, was signed Thursday morning by the Canadian and U.S. governments as a result of extensive and collaborative consultations by the International Joint Commission (IJC)

“Plan 2014 is a modern plan for managing water levels and flows that will restore the health and diversity of coastal wetlands, perform better under changing climate conditions and continue to protect against extreme high and low water levels,” added U.S. section chair Lana Pollack.

It’s great news,” said regional Senator Bob Runciman who, as a former Brockville area MPP, has been close to the issue of water level impacts for more than two decades.

“(Plan 2014) will restore the river to the more natural flow of the Seaway,” Runciman said.

“It’s estimated it will be the second largest wetland restoration (in North America),” he said of the 26,000 hectares that will improve wildlife and fish habitat.

Read New water strategy signed by Greg Peerenboom at the Cornwall Standard-Freeholder.

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