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Black River Area of Concern

Originally called the “river of fish tumors”, the Black River in Ohio now boasts sport fishing, kayaking and tour boats eager to view the Great Blue Heron rookery. Since 2010, more than $23.5 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has been used to fund 20 projects to remediate and restore this AOC.

Recent News

In October 2016, two Beneficial Use Impairments were removed: Eutrophication and Restrictions on Fish and Wildlife Consumption.