Division of Ecological and Water Resources

Great Lakes Compact

tree-lined shoreland on the lake superior

These historic documents were approved by the Governors of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and the Premiers of Ontario and Quebec in order to act together to protect, conserve, restore, improve and effectively manage the waters and water dependent natural resources of the Basin.

Regional, National, and Bi-National Information

Compact Implementation in Minnesota