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U.S. EPA and Environment Canada
State of the Great Lakes 2009 - Highlights
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Information about the Report
Title State of the Great Lakes 2009 - Highlights Exit EPA Disclaimer
Description This report is based on a series of environmental indicator reports and other informational reports on the near shore environment. The report relies on a simple color coding system to indicate the status and trends of each indicator. This report is conducted in accordance with the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. This report references supporting reports where data can be found.
Organization U.S. EPA and Environment Canada
Year 2009
URL http://binational.net/solec/sogl2009/sogl_2009_h_en.pdf Exit EPA Disclaimer
Level of Technical Detail Medium
Direct Access to Data No
Direct Access to Metadata No
EPA Region Region 2, Region 3, Region 5
State
County
Municipality
Sub-Municipality
Watershed
Ecosystem
Link to Organization http://www.epa.gov/solec/
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Environmental Indicator Scale Regional, Watershed
Additional Information Health Impacts, Policy Recommendations

Information about the indicators in the report
Environmental Category in the Report Indicator in the Report EPA Web Taxonomy
Biotic Communities Bald eagle population Species
Biotic Communities Benthic organisms Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Species
Biotic Communities Diporeia Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Species
Biotic Communities Lake sturgeon population Species
Biotic Communities Lake trout populations Species
Biotic Communities Preyfish Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Species
Biotic Communities Walleye populations Species
Climate Change Climate change Air:Climate Change
Coastal Zones and Aquatic Habitats Hardened shoreline Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Coastal Zones and Aquatic Habitats Lake Ontario water levels Water:Surface Water:Lakes
Contamination Atmospheric Deposition Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Air:Acid Rain
Contamination Contaminants in waterbirds Chemicals: Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Contamination Contaminants in whole fish Chemicals: Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Contamination Contamination Pollutants & Contaminants:Soil Contaminants
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Contamination PBDE in whole EPA lake Trout Chemicals: Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Contamination PCBs in whole EPA lake Trout Chemicals: Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Contamination Phosphorous concentrations and loading Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Human Health Air quality Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants
Human Health Beach advisories, postings, and closures Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Health Risks:Exposure
Human Health Contaminants in sport fish Chemicals: Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Human Health Drinking water quality Water:Drinking Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Drinking Water Contaminants
Industries: Utilities: Drinking Water Industry
Invasive Species Aquatic non-native species Species:Invasive Species
Invasive Species Invasive species Species:Invasive Species
Land Use - Land Cover Agriculture by watershed Industries: Agricultural Industry
Land Use - Land Cover Change in land use Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Land Use - Land Cover Forested lands within riparian zones by watershed Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Land Use - Land Cover Impervious surfaces Sustainable Development
Land Use - Land Cover Physical alterations of shoreline Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Sustainable Development
Land Use - Land Cover Urban population growth Sustainable Development
Resource Utilitization Fuel consumption Conservation
Fuel Economy
Resource Utilitization Secondary energy consumption Conservation
Energy Efficiency
Resource Utilitization Water supply Industries: Utilities: Drinking Water Industry: Water Supply and Irrigation
Resource Utilitization Water withdrawn Industries: Utilities: Drinking Water Industry: Water Supply and Irrigation