Status of Great Lakes Areas of Concern

Map of Canadian and U.S. Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes (See long description below)

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)
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. Eighteen Mile Creek
  7. Lower Green Bay & Fox River
  8. Grand Calumet River
  9. Kalamazoo River
  10. Manistique River
  11. Maumee River
  12. Menominee River
  13. Milwaukee Estuary
  14. Muskegon Lake
  15. River Raisin
  16. Rochester Embayment
  17. Rouge River
  18. Saginaw River and Bay
  19. Sheboygan River
  20. St. Louis River
  21. Torch Lake
  22. Waukegan Harbor
Areas of Concern

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

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Pamela Finlayson, Environment and Climate Change Canada