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Blue Fish Radio: Why wetlands are still the best protection against rising waters

Image Via: Victoria Volk/Great Lakes Today

Engineer David Fay on Great Lakes water management

Engineer explains how creating and sustaining wetlands may prevent future Great Lakes flooding

Outdoor Canada is pleased to present Blue Fish Radio—podcasts about the future of fish and fishing in Canada. The program, produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther, is dedicated to sharing first-hand angling knowledge, scientific discoveries and supporting local champions who protect and enhance their waters.

Scott Gardner
Scott Gardner

In December 2016, the US and Canadian governments adopted a new Great Lakes water-level management plan designed to create and sustain wetlands. Now the International Joint Commission (the body that regulates shared US-Canadian water use) is scrambling to explain what effect, if any, its new plan had on the flooding experienced on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River in the spring of 2017 (including the Toronto Islands above). Lawrence speaks with the IJC’s senior engineering adviser, David Fay, about the plan and ways to moderate the flooding.

To hear the interview now, press PLAY below. To download this podcast to your device, go to the Blue Fish Radio home page.

Listen to “IJC Engineer David Fay on Spring Floods and Water Management” on Spreaker.

Lawrence Gunther

Lawrence Gunther

Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Ottawa-based Lawrence Gunther, North America's only totally blind professional tournament angler, a popular motivational speaker and a celebrated conservationist. A lifelong outdoorsman, Lawrence has caught fish from coast to coast in Canada, and used his expertise in navigation technology to develop the world’s first Blind Fishing Boat. For more about Lawrence Gunther, visit his website.