The United States and Canada adopted phosphorus load reduction targets to combat Lake Erie algal blooms.
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.
The Research Coordination Committee of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species analyzed Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project information to identify trends and gaps in funding for aquatic invasive species projects.
Aquatic invasive species are moved into and throughout the Great Lakes basin through a variety of pathways. The Research Coordination Committee of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species analyzed Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project information to identify trends and gaps in funding for a subset of regionally-prioritized pathways.
Management of established invasive species is imperative to restoring the health of Great Lakes ecosystems. In order to guide research towards the riskiest species, the Research Coordination Committee of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species analyzed Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding to identify trends and gaps in funding for species-specific projects.
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 2018 presentation summarizes the GLWA’s work toward converting soluble Phosphorus to particulate Phosphorus during the treatment process using both chemical and biological techniques.
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 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 report provides the recommended updates to phosphorus load targets for Lake Erie, based on several models and consideration of other factors that affect Lake Erie water quality.
The Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2016 reflects the state of Ohio’s priorities to protect, preserve and restore Lake Erie. The purpose of the plan is to identify the state’s strategic direction for Lake Erie and the Lake Erie watershed to achieve established environmental, recreational, and economic goals.
In 2007, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency convene the Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force to identify and evaluate potential point and nonpoint sources of phosphorus to Ohio tributaries; determine what practices may have changed since 1995 that could increase dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) loads; examine various aspects of agriculture that might influence the increase in DRP loads; review the possible/probable relationships of the increased DRP loads to the eutrophication problems that have returned to Lake Erie (particularly the western basin); consider the impacts of zebra a
The Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force Phase II effort built on the work of the 2010 Phase I report by incorporating newly available information and including more stakeholders with additional areas of expertise. The purpose of Phosphorus Task Force Phase II is to 1) develop reduction targets for total and dissolved reactive phosphorus that can be used to track future progress, and 2) develop policy and management recommendations based upon new and emerging data and information.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compiled information on illnesses associated with HABs.
The AWWA maintains a resource page for communities to access material related to source water protection, including toolkits, research, guidance, and additional resources.
A Natural Solution to Water Security: New report analyzes 4,000 cities to demonstrate the health, climate and biodiversity benefits of source water protection.
The State Freight Plan (SFP) provides a vision for multimodal freight transportation and positions the state to remain competitive in the global marketplace.
Freight transportation represents a key competitiveness factor for Pennsylvania’s businesses. To ensure the Pennsylvania multimodal freight transportation system supports and enhances efficient goods movement and sustainable economic growth, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) in coordination with the state’s 24 planning partners and numerous statewide freight stakeholders led the development of Pennsylvania’s first ever multimodal statewide freight plan.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) developed this plan as a guide to inform and support future infrastructure investments on Ohio’s multi-modal freight network and to retain and attract jobs and commerce.
Ohio’s freight delivery system is made up of many types of infrastructure including roads, waterways and ports, railroads and air freight. They are interconnected, and together form multimodal corridors that cross the state, country and world.