H.R. 4051 (99th): Emergency Great Lakes Level Reduction Act

A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to permit a temporary increase in the amount of water diverted from Lake Michigan at Chicago, Illinois, during periods of abnormally high water levels in the Great Lakes for the purpose of alleviating water damage on the shoreline of Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Jan 23, 1986
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 23, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mark Siljander

Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district



Jan 23, 1986

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H.R. 4051 (99th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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