Great Lakes Introduction Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources

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Confront the Challenge
• Climate in the Region
• The Report
• Technical Background
• For Teachers

Explore the Impacts
• Overview
• Migrating Climates
• Water Resources
• Sense of Place

Discover the Solutions
• Overview
• Reducing our Emissions
• Managing our Response
• Ten Personal Solutions

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Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources
Open Water Changes Window
« click to see Water Changes

Open Water Cycle Window
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A rapidly changing climate will alter water availability and quality, not only in the Great Lakes but also in the region's groundwater and in the hundreds of thousands of smaller lakes, streams, and wetlands that dot the area. Click on these two interactive features to explore the changing water picture in the Great Lakes region. One explains how the water cycle works and what added pressures we humans place on fresh water, while the other explains the changes residents might expect to see in the future.

For more information, please see:
Confronting Climate Change in the Great lakes Region - Impacts on Water: Our Region's Vital Resource.

Climate Change Impacts on Water: Our Region's Vital Resource
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