Illinois Water 2017

Coming Into Focus

On a mid-August morning at his office in Chicago, Paris Collingsworth opens a spreadsheet attachment with 15,000 rows of data. He’s received similar files a handful of times over the last three years. The data they’ve contained has launched a critical examination of how agencies manage one of the largest freshwater fisheries in the world and opened the door to solutions to some of Lake Erie’s trickiest problems.