Apparently in the late 1960s, the Washington State Resource Center developed plans for the Central North American Water Project (CeNAWAP). This plan involved a series of canals and pumping stations from Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake to the Great Lakes for ready transport to the U.S.
3. GRAND – Eastern USA
The Great Recycling And Northern Development Canal (GRAND) plan’s linchpin was a dike to be built across James Bay at the mouth of Hudson Bay. With this new giant fresh water reservoir 17% of the fresh water in Quebec and Ontario would have been captured and diverted to the south by a 167 mile canal to Lake Superior and Lake Huron. This project was estimated in 1994 to cost $100 billion to build and another $1 billion a year to operate.