Manistique River Area of Concern
There has been significant progress in improving water quality in the AOC over the last twenty years:
- Over 111,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediments have been removed for treatment and disposal. However, some beneficial uses in the AOC continue to be impaired due to historical pollution concerns.
- The Manistique River Public Advisory Council voted to adopt the delisting targets included in the Guidance for Delisting Michigan's Great Lakes Areas of Concern (PDF) Exit.
- A local habitat committee was formed to develop a local delisting target for the Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat beneficial use impairment.
- Great Lakes AOCs Status Map