Category Archives: Water Quality

Review of In-stream Nonpoint Source Control Methodologies to Reduce Erosion and Sedimentation and Abate Phosphorus Loadings to the Great Lakes

Download PDF | Published October 2014

This report presents a comprehensive literature review of innovative in-stream best management practices used throughout the United States and Canada to reduce nonpoint source pollution and phosphorus loadings, including constructed wetlands, riparian buffers, reactive materials, scrubber boxes, bed load interception technology, and two-stage ditches. Information is provided ...   Read More »

Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs for Oil and Hazardous Materials Spills: Challenges and Priorities for the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River

Download PDF  |  Published September 2012

A report of the Emergency Preparedness Task Force to the Great Lakes Commission....   Read More »

Nutrient Management: A Summary of State and Provincial Programs in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Region

Download PDF  |  Published September 2012

Prepared by the Great Lakes Commission in consultation with the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Phosphorus Reduction Task Force....   Read More »

Priorities for Reducing Phosphorus Loadings and Abating Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin: Opportunities and Challenges for Improving Great Lakes Aquatic Ecosystems

Download PDF | Published September 2012

A report of the Phosphorus Reduction Task Force to the Great Lakes Commission....   Read More »

Great Lakes Mercury Connections: The Extent and Effects of Mercury Pollution in the Great Lakes Region

Download PDF Download Summary | Published October 2011...   Read More »

LaMPs 2008 Update

Download PDF | Published 2008

This document provides an overview of the Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) process, a brief summary of the LaMP updates released in 2008, and U.S. and Canadian contacts for each LaMP. Background also is included on additional lakewide initiatives for Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair....   Read More »

Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Consortium Factsheet

Download PDF | Published 2003

This full color 4-page factsheet features information on the Consortium’s purpose, history, future timeline and more....   Read More »

Great Lakes Spill Protection Initiative, Ideas for Oil Spill Prevention and Response

Download PDF | Published 1998

Provides ideas for oil spill prevention and response that can be easily implemented by smaller companies....   Read More »

Great Lakes Spill Protection Initiative, A Resource Guide

Download PDF | 1998

Provides information to assist companies in facility response and prevention planning....   Read More »

Great Lakes Spill Protection Initiative

Download PDF | Published 1996

An informational brochure focusing on federal and state agencies and the major petroleum companies initiative to protect the Great Lakes from oil spills....   Read More »

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