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Public Hearings and Public Comment Period on the IJC's Draft Changes on the Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves

The comment period closed on September 1, 2017. Thank you for your comments. Comments have been posted to the website.

The comment period closed on September 1, 2017. Thank you for your comments. Comments have been posted to the website and can be viewed here.


On June 30th, 2017, the International Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves Study Board submitted its final report entitled Managing Water Levels and Flows in the Rainy River Basin to the International Joint Commission.

The Commission established the Study Board in the summer of 2015 and charged it "to evaluate options for regulating levels and flows in the Rainy-Namakan Lakes system in order to benefit affected interests and the system as a whole in a manner that conforms to the requirements of the Treaty". The Study Board’s findings and recommendations reflect the input of those who provided feedback during the study, and they are built upon careful consideration of the many supporting scientific studies sponsored by the IJC and resource agencies in both countries.

The Commission has carefully considered the Study Board’s final report, and has arrived at a number of positions regarding the eleven recommendations it contains. The Commission is also proposing changes to the conditions of the Rainy and Namakan Lakes Order. These positions and draft changes to the Order can be found in the Commission's Draft Changes to the Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves for Public Comment.

The International Joint Commission is holding a number of public hearings in the basin from August 16 to 18, 2017 to hear your views on its draft changes report. The public comment period is open until September 1, 2017.

The International Joint Commission is welcoming comments on its draft changes relating to the Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves until September 1, 2017.


If you would like to comment on the Commission's draft changes report, please scroll down to submit your comment online. You may also email ParticipateIJC@ottawa.ijc.org or attend one of the public meetings to submit comments.


The comment period closed on September 1, 2017. Thank you for your comments. Comments have been posted to the website and can be viewed here.


On June 30th, 2017, the International Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves Study Board submitted its final report entitled Managing Water Levels and Flows in the Rainy River Basin to the International Joint Commission.

The Commission established the Study Board in the summer of 2015 and charged it "to evaluate options for regulating levels and flows in the Rainy-Namakan Lakes system in order to benefit affected interests and the system as a whole in a manner that conforms to the requirements of the Treaty". The Study Board’s findings and recommendations reflect the input of those who provided feedback during the study, and they are built upon careful consideration of the many supporting scientific studies sponsored by the IJC and resource agencies in both countries.

The Commission has carefully considered the Study Board’s final report, and has arrived at a number of positions regarding the eleven recommendations it contains. The Commission is also proposing changes to the conditions of the Rainy and Namakan Lakes Order. These positions and draft changes to the Order can be found in the Commission's Draft Changes to the Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves for Public Comment.

The International Joint Commission is holding a number of public hearings in the basin from August 16 to 18, 2017 to hear your views on its draft changes report. The public comment period is open until September 1, 2017.

The International Joint Commission is welcoming comments on its draft changes relating to the Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves until September 1, 2017.


If you would like to comment on the Commission's draft changes report, please scroll down to submit your comment online. You may also email ParticipateIJC@ottawa.ijc.org or attend one of the public meetings to submit comments.


  • The comment period closed on September 1, 2017. Thank you for your comments. Comments have been posted to the website.

    Submit comment on the Draft Report



    The comment period closed on September 1, 2017. Thank you for your comments. Comments have been posted to the website.