33 environmental, conservation, and sportsmen organizations, including Save The River, other Keeper organizations – the Waterkeeper Alliance, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and the Hudson Riverkeeper, among others – submitted comments to the International Joint Commission (IJC) supporting the full implementation of Plan 2014.
The scientific research behind Plan 2014 clearly establishes the benefits of the plan. More natural rhythms of levels and flows will benefit migrating and nesting waterfowl, key wetland habitats, beaches and dunes, and “canary-in-the-coal-mine” species like the northern pike. The case for Plan 2014 is further strengthened by a growing global body of scientific literature on the consequences of regulating rivers and lakes, and on the benefits of restoring more natural flows.
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