Michigan outlines actions to reduce phosphorus loading to Lake Erie.
An invasive species is one that is not native and whose introduction causes harm, or is likely to cause harm to Michigan's economy, environment, or human health.
RIPPLE is a campaign aimed at educating both consumers and retailers about proper containment and disposal methods for plants and animals associated with the pond and pet store industries. RIPPLE focuses on the risks associated with releasing aquatic invasive plants and animals and practices that can reduce the likelihood of establishment.
This risk assessment report was conducted to define the priority pathways through which aquatic plant species may move throughout the Great Lakes region and identify gaps in knowledge, management, compliance and law enforcement, and education for these pathways. The results of this risk assessment are intended to guide future activities that may reduce the risk of introduction of aquatic plants into waterways across the Great Lakes region.
This report summarizes the results of algal bloom tracking efforts by Michigan state agencies in 2017. The survey results will help regulators determine the occurrence and concentration of the cyanobacterial toxin in Michigan surface water supplies.
This document details the method used to develop the Aquatic Invasive Species Great Lakes Site Prioritization tool.
This document details the method used to develop the Great Lakes Surveillance Framework Watch List.
This comprehensive plan outlines new actions for implementation as well as maintaining and enhancing existing efforts to prevent the introduction of new AIS, prevent the dispersal of AIS, detect and respond to new invaders, and minimize the harmful effects of AIS in Michigan waters.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) webpage dedicated to Lake Erie resources.
The Michigan Wellhead Protection program page includes information on Wellhead Protection education, training, regulations, and funding.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality provides information on Source Water Assessment and Protection. Michigan DEQ maintains a surface water intake protection program and a wellhead protection plan.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality surface water intake protection program (SWIPP) complement the wellhead protection program by protecting drinking water originating from surface water sources.
Michigan's statewide source water assessment program plan outlines the implementation process for source water assessment programs.
The Michigan Water Strategy outlines a vision for managing and protecting freshwater resources.
This Watershed Boundary dataset for Michigan lists the hydrologic units for watersheds in Michigan.
Michigan's Water Withdrawal Assessment Tool (WWAT) is designed to estimate the likely ecological impact of a proposed water withdrawal on nearby streams and rivers.
The Groundwater Contours of Michigan dataset includes individual county datasets of the elevation of the water table (first water) encountered every 30 meter across the landscape.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality provides matching funds for public water supply systems to develop and implement a source water protection programs.
The Lake Huron Binational Partnership 2008-2010 Action Plan provides updated information on environmental trends, identifies priority issues, and promotes management activities to be pursued over the next two-year cycle. This plan focuses specifically on addressing the following three issues: Contaminants in fish and wildlife, Biodiversity and ecosystem change, Fish and wildlife habitat.
The Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) is a binational action plan for restoring and protecting the Lake Erie ecosystem. The Lake Erie Partnership develops and implements the LAMP. U.S. EPA and Environment Canada lead the Partnership. This plan facilitates information sharing, sets priorities, and helps coordinate binational environmental protection and restoration activities.