Status of Great Lakes Areas of Concern

The 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)
  6. Ashtabula River (2021)
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. Black River
  2. Buffalo River
  3. Clinton River
  4. Cuyahoga River
  5. Eighteenmile Creek
  6. Lower Green Bay & Fox River
  7. Grand Calumet River
  8. Kalamazoo River
  9. Manistique River
  10. Maumee
  11. Milwaukee Estuary
  12. Muskegon Lake
  13. River Raisin
  14. Rochester Embayment
  15. Rouge River
  16. Saginaw River and Bay
  17. Sheboygan River
  18. St. Louis River
  19. Torch Lake
  20. 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