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Special Report on

Lakewide Management Plans

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The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1978 (amended in 1983) is a binational agreement between the United States and Canada that calls for the restoration and maintenance of the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem. The Agreement also calls for the development of lakewide management plans (LaMPs) for open waters in the Great Lakes. The plans are designed to reduce loadings of Critical Pollutants (e.g., mercury) that interfere with beneficial uses (i.e., drinking water, fishing, and swimming) and has inclusion of defining threats to human health posed by Critical ...
which are typically named after the river, creek, or stream that provides drainage into the lake. The watersheds are located in the states of Indiana , Michigan , New York , Ohio , and Pennsylvania in the United States , and in the Province of Ontario in Canada . The basin is part of the Great Lakes Basin and Saint Lawrence River Watershed, which feeds into the Atlantic Ocean . 80% of the lake's water flows in from the Detroit River , with only 9% coming from all of the remaining watersheds combined. (The remainder (11%) is derived from direct precipitation into the lake.) A littoral zone serves as the interface between ...
Whither Remedial Action Plans (RAPs)?
Frequently people state that this twenty-year-old experiment should be abandoned and that Areas of Concern (AOCs) and remedial action plans (RAPs) should be removed from Annex 2 of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). As we now launch into an intensive year of renegotiation of this Agreement, we must decide what we want to do with this program. In 20 years, cleanup and restoration actions have been completed for only five of the forty-three AOCs. Three of these have been delisted (Collingwood and Severn Sound, both in Ontario, and Oswego in New York State) and two have been declared to be in a “recovery stage” ... market research, surveys and trends
Chairman Levin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Protect and Restore ...
WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--March 4, 2010.  Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., today introduced the Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act, a comprehensive bipartisan bill that would authorize funding for new and existing programs aimed at protecting and restoring the Great Lakes. The bill, in part, would establish the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a new effort proposed by President Obama in 2009 that would implement the recommendations of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy of 2005 and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan. “The Great Lakes are a unique American treasure,” Levin said. “Nearly a tenth of ... market research, surveys and trends


Background Information - Linking Science And Policy For Urban ...
Recent population growth in the Great Lakes region has been accompanied by massive suburban development. Today, more than 33 million people live in the region; four-fifths of them in 17 metropolitan areas (Thorp et al. 1997: 3). While the population has increased quite slowly since World War II, the area occupied by this population has grown much more quickly. In southeast Michigan, a 1.6 percent increase in population increased urbanized land by 28 percent. From 1970 to 1990 the Chicago metropolitan area grew in population by four percent, but spread out across 35 percent more land ( ). These ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Great Lakes | US EPA
The Great Lakes - Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario - are a dominant part of the physical and cultural heritage of North America. Shared with Canada and spanning more than 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) from west to east, these vast inland freshwater seas have provided water for consumption, transportation, power, recreation and a host of other uses. The Great Lakes are the largest surface freshwater system on the Earth. They contain about 84 percent of North America's surface fresh water and about 21 percent of the world's supply . Only the polar ice caps ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


LaMPs 2008
Lakewide Management Plans have their roots in the 1987 amendments ... Lakewide Management Plans offer a wealth of data, information, policy ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Invasive Species: Manager's Tool Kit - Control: Management Plans ...
2009 Final Management Plan and Final Rule (Regulations) & 2008 (Final Environmental Impact Statement) / Press Release - NOAA Releases Plans for Managing and Protecting Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (Jan 16, 2009) DOC. NOAA . Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Volume II of II: Final Environmental Impact Statement, includes regulations on introduced species. Chesapeake Bay Watershed Common Reed ( Phragmites australis ) in the Chesapeake Bay: A Draft Bay-wide Management Plan (Oct 2003; PDF | 563 KB) Mid-Atlantic ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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is designed to control environmental releases of injurious fish and wildlife. This law includes species that threaten non-agricultural interests. Lake Carriers Association This organization, established in 1880, represents U.S. maritime shipping companies throughout the Great Lakes . Its mission includes: safe, efficient shipping procedures; Great Lakes shipping statistics; consultation on ice-breaking issues; harbor and channel dredging; sediment disposal; and environment and commerce regulations and legislation. Lake Michigan Mass Balance Study This mass balance research project, begun in ...