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Old 04-01-2016, 07:30 AM
 
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Perhaps this is the beginning of a growing trend and concern for Canada:

Ontario has 'concerns' with Great Lakes plan
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I will tell you this. Wisconsin's plan will not fly. The international commission between Canada and the great lake states will not permit it. A few years back the Welland Canal built a new generating station to power the entire system and alas it involved drawing more water, via the canal than was allowed by the original Welland canal agreement. The international commission rightly rejected this "Diversion" of water from lake Erie to lake Ontario. Other states adjacent to Great lake states have long coveted Great LAKES WATER AND GUESS WHAT? They can't have any of it.

It's the same deal out west regarding the Columbia river. The Americans have lots and lots of ideas on how they could use this huge amount of water for their thirsty and dry areas. If we did not like the ideas and opposed them, Canada could build a diversion that would leave the American portion of the Columbia high and dry and thereby depriving the USA of it's most important source of water in the entire west. The Columbia agreement between the countries is up in 2024. WE would not be mean enough to take all that water for ourselves, would we?
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:35 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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....... It's the same deal out west regarding the Columbia river. The Americans have lots and lots of ideas on how they could use this huge amount of water for their thirsty and dry areas. If we did not like the ideas and opposed them, Canada could build a diversion that would leave the American portion of the Columbia high and dry and thereby depriving the USA of it's most important source of water in the entire west. The Columbia agreement between the countries is up in 2024. WE would not be mean enough to take all that water for ourselves, would we?
No. We aren't mean and neither are they. The Treaty will continue after 2024.

The Columbia River Treaty is strictly between the Province of British Columbia and the Government of USA. Both treaty members had to give at least 10 years notice prior to the 2024 expiry date of their decisions about the Treaty and the decision was made in 2014.

Neither USA nor British Columbia will be rocking the boat and the Columbia River Treaty will be continuing with improvements being made from both sides, probably also improvements at all 4 existing dams. The B.C. decision was to continue the Columbia River Treaty and seek improvements within the existing Treaty framework.


2014 review Columbia River Treaty Review Website – Help inform the Treaty Review Process

December 2015 review Columbia River Treaty Review Website – Help inform the Treaty Review Process

The existing Columbia River Treaty: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_River_Treaty

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Old 04-08-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Chicago was sued by the Niagara Falls power people when Chicago diverted 800 CFS for their sewer to the Illinois River. Chicago pays for that water to this day.




Eastern Water Law is based on a user having to return the water to the stream undiminished in Quantity and Quality". Western Water law is completely different.
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Has anyone ever heard of a plan called the North American Water and Power Project?


NAWAPA was a scheme to divert water from the Mackenzie River and others in NW Canada and channel it through a series of huge lakes, canals and nuclear powered pump stations to the American Southwest. I think it has been set aside by people that believe living within your means, monetary or environmental, is preferable to Terraforming experiments on the only planet you have.


If you are a fan of grandly engineered mega projects this is on of the most fascinating. What the Chinese are doing in Tibet is another.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:06 PM
 
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I never heard of the North American Water and Power Project. I have heard of this though, which is Canada's current legislation banning the bulk removal or diversion of any of Canada's water out of any part of Canada. That also includes banning the removal/diversion of bulk water in the form of snow or ice. The regulations (and exceptions) for every province are listed here:

Bulk Water Removals: Canadian Legislation

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Old 04-12-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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IIRC - The Canadian Law was passed in response to NAWAPA.
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