This document outlines federal and state efforts to achieve the binational phosphorus load reduction targets adopted in 2016 under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database is an information resource for the United States Geological Survey. Located at Gainesville, Florida, this site has been established as a central repository for spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of introduced aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, distribution maps, and general information. The data are made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public. The geographical coverage is the United States.
The Invasive Mussel Collaborative was established to advance scientifically sound technology for invasive dreissenid mussel control to produce measurable ecological and economic benefits. The Collaborative provides a framework for communication and coordination, and works to identify the needs and goals of resource managers, prioritize the supporting science, and align science and management goals into a common agenda.
The USGS Water Use Data for the Nation includes data on water use across the United States.
The USGS's Daily Streamflow Conditions dataset includes data on streamflow at 9,936 sites across the United States.
The Streams and Waterbodies of the United States data layer shows the location of water features throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands
The Principal Aquifers in Lake Michigan Basin dataset contains the shallowest principal aquifers of the Lake Michigan Basin.
The NHD displays the drainage network, specifically rivers, streams, canals, lakes, ponds, coastline, dams, and streamgages in the United States.
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 USGS National Water Information System provides information on quantity, quality, distribution, and movement of surface water and groundwater for the United States.
The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative (GLPC) is a regional partnership established to improve communication and collaboration and lead to more coordinated, efficient, and strategic approaches to non-native Phragmites management, restoration, and research across the Great Lakes basin in both the United States and Canada.
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.
This report is a complete description of the methods and datasets used to develop the regional model, the underlying conceptual model, and model inputs, including specified values of material properties and the assignment of external and internal boundary conditions.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are focusing on restoring natural water flow and ecological processes between coastal wetlands in the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (Ohio) and adjacent to Lake Erie to improve fish and wildlife habitat. Thus far, this pilot project has resulted in a model that can be used to estimate total phosphorus and total sediment loads to a reconnected wetland using high frequency turbidity and discharge measurements.
The Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) is computer software that computes the rate of shoreline change using historical shoreline positions represented in GIS. The software can also be used to compute rates of change for other boundary change issues that incorporate a clearly identified feature position at discrete times.
The GLRI Phragmites Decision Support Tool (DST) Mapper is intended to provide resource managers with information to strategically develop effective Phragmites control and invasion prevention programs in the Great Lakes coastal zone (10 km inland from the shoreline). The Mapper consists of three integrated components: A distribution map of large (> 0.2 ha) stands of existing Phragmites. A map of estimated Phragmites habitat suitability based on current environmental conditions.
The Science in the Great Lakes (SiGL) Mapper displays basin-wide multi-disciplinary monitoring and research activities conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and partners in all five Great Lakes. It was designed to help Great Lakes researchers and managers strategically plan, implement, and analyze monitoring and restoration activities by providing easy access to historical and on-going project metadata while allowing them to identifying gaps (spatially and topically) that have been underrepresented in previous efforts or need further study.
As part of the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Restoration Assessment (GLCWRA), models are being developed to support the identification and restoration of potential coastal wetlands (i.e., areas that could become coastal wetlands if hydrologically connected to the Great Lakes) along the U.S. coast of the Great Lakes. The GLCWRA uses principles of geodesign to identify areas along U.S. coast of the Great Lakes that have the most potential to restore coastal wetland habitat.