About the Oswego River AOC - Delisted
Learn more about what happens after delisting.The Oswego River/Harbor Area of Concern was was named an Area of Concern on the Great Lakes under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1987.
Sources of Pollution
- Restriction on consumption of fish
- Eutrophication or harmful algal blooms
- Decline of fish populations
- Excessive levels of phosphorus.
The Oswego River/Harbor Area of Concern is located on the southeast shore of Lake Ontario and centered in the City of Oswego, New York.
Beneficial Use Impairments
- Restrictions on fish and wildlife consumption - REMOVED 2006
- Degradation of fish and wildlife populations - REMOVED 2006
- Loss of fish and wildlife habitat - REMOVED 2006
- Eutrophication or undesirable algae - REMOVED 2006
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FLLOWPA works to implement watershed management strategies and protect and enhance water quality in the Lake Ontario drainage basin.
The Port of Oswego played a major role in improving the aesthetics of the AOC and pollution control.
NYSDEC helped restore habitat in the AOC and conducted several studies to ensure the AOC met the criteria to be delisted.