Oswego River AOC - Delisted
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. Learn more about what happens after delisting.
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.
Sources of Pollution
- Restriction on consumption of fish
- Eutrophication or harmful algal blooms
- Decline of fish populations
- Excessive levels of phosphorus.
Beneficial Use Impairments
General information about BUIs: Beneficial Use Impairments for the Great Lakes AOCs
- 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
Oswego River was delisted in 2006.
EPA has continually worked with federal, state and local partners to execute remediation and restoration work in the area with the ultimate goal of removing the AOC designation and revitalizing the surrounding communities.
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