Through the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body, the Great Lakes Governors of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and the Premiers of Ontario and Québec are taking the lead in protecting the world’s largest source of surface fresh water—the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin. We recognize that the Basin’s waters are one of the most important natural resources in North America and that we must work together to protect them.

The Great Lakes Governors and Premiers created the Regional Body on December 13, 2005, by signing the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement. The Agreement details how the Great Lakes States, Ontario and Québec will manage and protect the Basin and provide a framework for each State and Province to enact laws for its protection. The Governors and Premiers are working aggressively to put the Agreement into action.


June 21, 2018--

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body) met on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. CDT at Fitger’s Inn Theater Room, 600 East Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota.  This meeting was open to the public and included an opportunity for public comments.  Meeting participation was also be open via conference call.   An agenda, materials to be discussed and call-in information were made available on this website.  All materials posted to this website were subject to revision up to and through the meeting.


Call-in Number: 720-259-0759
Toll-free number: 888-387-8686
Passcode: 3704420

June 21, 2018 Draft Meeting Agenda

Draft Resolution #28--Fiscal Year 2020 Regional Body Budget

Draft December 8, 2017 Meeting Summary (Updated June 13, 2018)


May 22, 2018--

Feedback Sought on Draft Revised Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Compact Council and Regional Body Procedures
On September 1 2017, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) and the Great Lakes St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body) created a Procedures Update Team (Team). The Team was charged with drafting updates to the Regional Body Interim Procedures and Compact Council Interim Guidance for the Regional Body and Compact Council’s consideration. This task includes recommending changes to these documents and potentially drafting new rules for the Compact Council’s consideration. Each member of the Regional Body and Compact Council appointed at least one individual to the joint Team.

The Team has been working to develop its recommendations, and earlier today transmitted to the Regional Body and Compact Council members initial versions of its draft recommendations. 

The drafts and information on how to provide comments are available on the Regional Body and Compact Council websites at and



For those seeking historical information on the Waukesha Diversion Application, information can be found here.