Natural factors have a big influence on water levels, however, man made modifications have permanently lowered the Great Lakes.
One major culprit for low water is dredging of the St. Clair River. The Army Corps of Engineers deepened the river to allow large ships to travel through the Great Lakes and planned to install structures to minimize outflow.
A plan dating back to the 1960’s was approved by Congress to install compensation structures in St. Clair River to offset increased outflow. But it was never completed. We can finish the project and restore natural water levels.
It already exists.
DRAIN is a grassroots movement to raise awareness for the importance of the Great Lakes and ensuring they remain viable for generations.
Join us today to make sure you’re part of the conversation.
Every person that can share our mission will help spread this idea. If you don’t have time or money to spare, every Tweet or social action helps. Use the hashtag #DRAINFilm and be part of the movement.Help ensure the Great Lakes stay great! Check out #DRAINfilm – a Great Lakes Documentary
The immediate action DRAIN aims to achieve is installing compensation measures in the St. Clair River to offset manmade deepening that has permanently lowered the Upper Great Lakes. Sign the petition to for our government to finish a project authorized by Congress over 50 years ago but never completed!
Support from the community is essential for DRAIN’s success. This project has been made possible by the generous contributions of people who are passionate about preserving the Great Lakes. Make your donation today and be part of the movement!