Plans were developed in 2016 for one surface water intake in Lake Huron and two in the Detroit River that supply Great Lakes Water Authority drinking water treatment plans. While these SWIPPs are not publicly available, this press release was created to let Great Lakes Water Authority customers learn about what is being done to protect their source of drinking water.
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.
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.
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.
MAEP is a voluntary verification program that helps farmers reduce environmental impacts from their operations by providing technical assistance for the design and implementation of conservation plans. The Overview describes several other indicators of success that speak to water quality outcomes and farmer engagement including participation in training events and tons of sediment and phosphorus loading reduced.
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 United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) developed this computer-generated model to estimate the nutrient loads coming from sub-basins in areas with insufficient water quality monitoring data. The model has been run in areas like the Lower Maumee where there is enough water quality monitoring data to calibrate the program.
The Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI): Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program, run by NOAA's Climate Program Office, addresses the needs of decision-makers dealing with pressing climate-related issues in coastal and marine environments. The program is designed to fund interdisciplinary teams of researchers in the development and transition of climate-related research and information to advance decision-making in coastal communities and coastal and marine ecosystems.
The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) funds research projects related to the use, development, and conservation of Lake Michigan coastal resources in Illinois and Indiana.