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Fast-growing cities beyond the Great Lakes basin want to withdraw water from the lakes. The Council of the Great Lakes Governors is considering allowing more to do so. (Photo: Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan, by Lester Graham)

More cities and businesses outside the Great Lakes basin want to take water from the Lakes. Great Lakes governors and provincial leaders are working on proposed new rules to control water diversions. Their proposal is expected to be released this month. Some say there's a chance that more communities just outside the basin will get some water from the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chuck Quirmbach has the story:

The Council of Great Lakes Governors Water Management Initiative

Great Lakes United page on water diversion

Producer: Chuck Quirmbach
Release Date: July 12, 2004
Running Time: 3:58

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