The goal of Georgian Bay Forever was to identify and assess a variety of engineered structural solutions, and determine the most effective and suitable configurations for the task of maintaining the water levels of Lake Michigan-Huron and Georgian Bay within a prescribed historic range at all times. The project was called: Managing Water Levels in the Great Lakes: The Search for New Solutions .

GBF selected the renowned international engineering consulting firm AECOM to review and build upon prior flow regulation assessment work done by organizations such as the International Joint Commission (IJC) over the past 100 years, and to explore various state-of-the-art and emerging materials and technologies arising in the 40 years since the last engineering design work was done. Please find a summary of their work , and a recommendation for 3 structural alternatives.