Status of Great Lakes Areas of Concern

Canadian and U.S. areas of concernThe table below summarizes the current status and significant progress made by the United States and Canada to restore Great Lakes Areas of Concern.

Canada United States Shared Binational
Restored Areas of Concern

  1. Wheatley Harbour (2010)
  2. Severn Sound (2003)
  3. Collingwood Harbour (1994)
Restored Areas of Concern

  1. Deer Lake (2014)
  2. White Lake (2014)
  3. Presque Isle Bay (In Recovery 2002, restored 2013)
  4. Oswego River (2006)
  5. Lower Menominee River (2020)
Areas of Concern in Recovery

  1. Jackfish Bay (2011)
  2. Spanish Harbour (1999)
Areas of Concern

  1. Thunder Bay
  2. Nipigon Bay
  3. Peninsula Harbour
  4. Hamilton Harbour
  5. Toronto and Region
  6. Port Hope Harbour
  7. Bay of Quinte
Areas of Concern

  1. Ashtabula River
  2. Black River
  3. Buffalo River
  4. Clinton River
  5. Cuyahoga River
  6. Eighteenmile Creek
  7. Lower Green Bay & Fox River
  8. Grand Calumet River
  9. Kalamazoo River
  10. Manistique River
  11. Maumee
  12. Milwaukee Estuary
  13. Muskegon Lake
  14. River Raisin
  15. Rochester Embayment
  16. Rouge River
  17. Saginaw River and Bay
  18. Sheboygan River
  19. St. Louis River
  20. Torch Lake
  21. Waukegan Harbor
Areas of Concern

  1. St. Marys River
  2. St. Clair River
  3. Detroit River
  4. Niagara River
  5. St. Lawrence River

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Pamela Finlayson, Environment and Climate Change Canada