Short video of water lapping on trail without any wind.
Yeah, it's like almost any other large natural resource... horribly managed.
I recall a lot of the drama had to do with the dredging of the St Clair River, which seems very unstable in its outflows due to continued erosion and/or sedimentation.
One of the main organizations is the International Joint Commission (https://ijc.org/en) but the Lakes' larger political history is like any other sordid story, involving abuses of property rights and commons, some states deciding to dump some fish here, others there, etc.
It's appalling how much I've forgotten since I read the book. Oh well.
https://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Portals/69/docs/GreatLakesInfo/docs/... Great Lakes water levels 1918 - 2016.
Here, do some more research! There's nothing like field work to focus attention.