Domestic Action Plans, available on the Resources page, are the “road map” for phosphorus control efforts being undertaken by states, the province of Ontario, and both federal governments. These plans contain specific activities for meeting the 40% phosphorus reduction goals for the western and central Lake Erie basins agreed to by the U.S. and Canada under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Note that New York State also shares information on ErieStat, but is not obligated to produce a Domestic Action Plan because phosphorus targets for the eastern basin of Lake Erie have not been developed.
The Lake Erie Binational Phosphorus Reduction Strategy, prepared by the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Nutrients Annex Subcommittee, identifies common themes from the Domestic Action Plans. While activities identified in the Binational Strategy may not be applicable in all jurisdictions, the five broad strategies are used below to help organize specific activities that each jurisdiction is taking to reduce phosphorus loads. These efforts are identified as Related Investments or may be accessed through the Investments page.
The ErieStat team is working with our partners in federal, provincial, and state governments to track progress toward a healthier Lake Erie. Content is being added over time; check back often or follow @BlueAccounting on Twitter for updates.