Great Lakes Compact

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Compact and Agreement external website

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.

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Regional, National, and Bi-National Information

Compact Implementation in Minnesota


Regional Body (Designee) and Compact Council (Alternate)
Julie Ekman, Section Manager
Conservation Assistance and Regulation
DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4032
phone: 651-259-5674