GLMRIS: Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study


This website is part of a federal computer system used to accomplish federal functions. Read the following important privacy and security information carefully.

Security Notice

October 31, 2000

This website is part of a federal computer system used to accomplish federal functions. The Department of Energy monitors this website for security purposes to ensure that it remains available to all users and to protect information in the system. By accessing this website, you are expressly consenting to these monitoring activities. Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, to use the system for other than intended purposes, to deny service to authorized users, to access, obtain, alter, damage, or destroy information, or otherwise to interfere with the system or its operation are prohibited. Evidence of such acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and result in criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (Pub. L. 99-474) and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-294), (18 U.S.C. 1030), or other applicable criminal laws.

Privacy Notice

August 27, 2010

We collect no personal information about you when you visit a DOE website, unless otherwise stated and unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we automatically collect and store the following information in our server logs:

  • The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the domain from which you access the Internet (i.e. 123.456.789.012) whether yours individually or provided as a proxy by your Internet Service Provider (ISP),
  • The date and time you accessed our site,
  • The pages you peruse (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose that page), and
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.

In addition, we use Google Analytics to collect and analyze this information. Google Analytics uses a persistent cookie to track your usage of our site. This is classified as a Tier 2 usage under OMB Memorandum M-10-22. If you wish, you may opt out of Google Analytics by disabling cookies in your browser. If you choose to opt out of Google Analytics tracking, you will still have access to all of the information on this site.

We use the summary statistics to help us make our site more useful to visitors, such as assessing what information is of most and least interest to visitors, and for other purposes, such as determining the site's technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.

This information is not shared with anyone beyond the support staff to this website, except when required by law enforcement investigation, and is used only as a source of anonymous statistical information.

External Links Disclaimer

The appearance of hyperlinks to external sites does not constitute endorsement of the linked website or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this website.

Comments Sent by E-mail

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail message containing your comments or questions. Submitting personal information (name, address, telephone number, email address, etc.) is voluntary and is not required to access information on We use this contact information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. There are times when your message is forwarded, as e-mail, to other Department of Energy and/or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) employees (or their contractors) who may be better able to help you.

Except for public comments on environmental impact statements (see "EIS Comments Sent by the Web or by E-Mail" below), or for authorized law enforcement investigations, we do not share our e-mail with anyone other than the Department of Energy or USACE and their contractors. Nevertheless, submissions should not include any information that you seek to preserve as confidential; your comments may be included in a public document.

Public Comments Sent by the Web or by E-Mail

If you use the Public Comment page on this website to provide a public comment on the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS), or send a GLMRIS public comment by e-mail, your comment and personal information you send with it may be forwarded to the USACE or their contractors for processing, review, and/or response. Your comment may also be posted on a publicly available website. Personal information you submit with a public comment may also be posted with the comment on a publicly available website. Requests for disclosure of information collected will be handled through the Freedom of Information Act. Comments and information, including the identity of the submitter, may be disclosed, reproduced, and distributed. Submissions should not include any information that the submitter seeks to preserve as confidential.

For More Information

For questions about this privacy/security notice please contact the GLMRIS Webmaster at: [email protected]