Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is a multi-agency collaboration that provides funding to federal agencies that work to protect and restore the Great Lakes.  Both United States and Canadian agencies have been the recipients of GLRI funding across a broad scope of projects.  

The GLRI Action Plan III for fiscal years 2020-2024 focuses on five important categories: 

United States: Runoff Risk Advisory Forecasts for Farmers

Runoff Risk Decision Support is a real-time forecasting tool that gives farmers guidance about when to apply fertilizers to their fields.The tools provide farmers and producers actionable recommendations about when to avoid short-term nutrient applications due to unfavorable environmental conditions.  Runoff Risk tools are based on real-time National Weather Service (NWS) weather and hydrologic models and have been collaboratively developed with ma