Great Lakes Water Resource Managers' Initiative Resouce Kit


IllinoisWater Management Program Information:
Illinois has a unique water management program due to its historical workings with the reversal of the Chicago River and its implementation. Further information on this "Lake Michigan Allocation Program" may be accessed at:

Compact Enacting Legislation:
Illinois' legislation enacting the Compact may be accessed at:

Impact and Impact Assessment:
Currently, the State of Illinois is not performing an impact assessment as a component of water management separate from the requirements established by the Compact. However, the Lake Michigan water allocation rules and regulations may be accessed at:

While not an impact analysis, the rules and regulations contain the requirements to determine whether an applicant should receive an allocation. The purpose of the allocation program is to ensure that Illinois remains in compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court Decree while meeting the water supply needs of the northeast Illinois region.