The City of Toledo faces a risk of exposure to a hazardous material release due to the concentration of chemical industries and transportation infrastructure located in and around the metropolitan area. This plan, approved in 2011, is an effort by the City to increase the likelihood that upstream spills can be mitigated before reaching the drinking water intake in Lake Erie.
Through this plan, the City of Toledo collaborates with other local, state and federal agencies to respond to and mitigate any hazardous materials incidents that occur in the city. The plan describes the strategy for a coordinated response to a discharge or substantial threat of discharge of oil, a release of a hazardous substance from a vessel, offshore facility, or onshore facility operating within the boundaries of the coastal and inland area of Western Lake Erie.
This interactive map viewer identifies potential causes of impairment and pollutant sources that need to be controlled to achieve desired phosphorous load reductions and reduce the Harmful Algal Blooms in the Western Lake Erie Basin.
The Western Lake Erie Nutrient Source Inventory (NSI) is an interactive map showing sources of nutrients in the Western Lake Erie watershed. The NSI looks at urban and rural sources of runoff throughout the Western Lake Erie Basin that are contributing to harmful algal blooms.