The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) was established on December 8, 2008, when the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact became State and federal law. Each of the eight Great Lakes State legislatures ratified the Compact and Congress provided its consent for this historic accord.

The Compact details how the States will work together to manage and protect the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin. It also provides a framework for each State to enact programs and laws protecting the Basin.



September 10, 2018


The Full Notice, including Supplementary Information, can be downloaded here. The documents subject to public comment can be found here.


The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Council) and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body). 

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers serves as the Secretariat to the Council and Regional Body.


Notice of: Council’s proposed Rules of Practice and Procedure; Council’s proposed Council Guidance; Regional Body’s proposed Regional Body Procedures; and, Council’s and Regional Body’s joint proposed Sequence of Events for Consideration of Proposals for Exceptions to the Prohibition on Diversions that are subject to Regional Review (Sequence of Events).

All information, including the documents to be commented upon, can be found here.



June 21, 2018

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) met on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in the Fitger’s Inn Theater Room, 600 East Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota.  The meeting began immediately following the adjournment of the Regional Body meeting. This meeting was open to the public and included an opportunity for public comments.  Meeting participation was also open via conference call.   An agenda, materials to be discussed and call-in information were available on this website.  All materials posted to the 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 Meeting Summary (Draft)

June 21, 2018 Agenda

Draft Resolution #39--Adoption of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

December 8, 2017 Meeting Summary





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