Ohio joins Great Lakes Compact to sustain robust regional water supplies

As southern and west coast states slowly run out of water, many fear the Great Lakes’ seemingly unlimited quantities loom large on their radar. So, state by state, Great Lakes legislators have said no to diverting this precious resource. But Michigan, which has yet to approve the compact, is swimming two strokes behind.

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Sorry, California. Too bad, Arizona. Quit watering your lawns, Nevada.

One by one, Great Lakes states are signing onto a deal that will put a lockdown on future plans to divert water from Lakes Erie, Superior, Michigan, Huron, or Ontario or the St. Lawrence River.

After nearly eight years of negotiation and discussion, the Ohio Senate voted 33-0 in favor of joining the Great Lakes Compact on Tuesday, June 10. The bill now goes to Gov. Ted Strickland, who is expected to sign it.

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