The Harsen’s Island St. Clair Flats Association (HISCFA) participates in the Great Lakes Islands Alliance (GLIA). One of the main focuses of GLIA as an organization is to get representatives from islands within the Great Lakes to discuss island-related topics, and this year a huge focus was high water. This topic affects our mainland waterfront neighbors as well.
It is highly recommended that you read the article below from the International Joint Commission (IJC) and PLEASE COMPLETE THEIR QUESTIONNAIRE.
There are many photos and examples of the types of information they are looking for, with their goal being to document and better understand the impacts associated with these high water levels. You can also share some of your own photos with them.
“Information provided by shoreline properties owners is critical for ensuring that scientific and engineering tools used to evaluate regulation plans under a range of wet and dry conditions accurately reflect the high water impacts that have been experienced.”
If You Experienced High Water Impacts in 2019, We Need to Hear from You!
If you would like to see an overview of the type of information collected, please click the link below to see a fact sheet of similar information that was collected for 2017 by shoreline property owners on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River:
There are many links contained within these websites, so take some time to browse through the site and explore all the articles and links.
Making our voices heard is extremely important!