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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2018) 21 (4): 506–520.
Published: 02 October 2018
...J. H. Hartig; G. Krantzberg; M. Munawar; M. Doss; M. Child; R. Kalinauskas; L. Richman; C. Blair Since 1985, governments and stakeholders have been developing and implementing remedial action plans to restore beneficial use impairments in polluted areas of the Great Lakes called Areas of Concern...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2018) 21 (4): 438–446.
Published: 02 October 2018
...M. L. Tuchman; S.E. Cieniawski; J.H. Hartig Starting in 1985, comprehensive Remedial Action Plans were initiated to restore impaired beneficial uses in Great Lakes Areas of Concern. These plans were a catalyst for developing programs to remediate contaminated sediments. In 1987, the U.S...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2018) 21 (3): 318–330.
Published: 03 July 2018
...Satyendra P. Bhavsar; Ken G. Drouillard; Rex W. K. Tang; Laud Matos; Margaret Neff Beneficial use of fish consumption was designated impaired in the 1980s in many Areas of Concern across the North American Great Lakes. Remedial Action Plans have guided the restoration of beneficial use impairments...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Published: 02 October 2018
Figure 1. Location of the Great Lakes Areas of Concern (source: http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/aoc/ ). More
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2019) 22 (2): 149–159.
Published: 03 April 2019
... and implement remedial action plans to restore beneficial uses impairments in 43 Great Lakes Areas of Concern. Each remedial action plan identifies use impairments/causes, remedial/preventive actions to restore uses, and implementation responsibilities and timeframes. Areas of concern are removed from...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2018) 21 (3): 276–284.
Published: 03 July 2018
...S. C. Dahmer; L. Matos; S. Jarvie Toronto and Region was designated a Great Lakes Area of Concern in 1987 due to significant degradation of environmental quality and impaired beneficial uses, including Degradation of Aesthetics. Historically overflows of combined sewers, direct discharge of poorly...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2007) 10 (1): 117–124.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Gail Krantzberg; Kelly Montgomery As part of the commitments made by the governments of Canada and the United States in the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) are being developed and implemented at Great Lakes Areas of Concern. The Areas of Concern are specific places...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2011) 14 (1): 3–8.
Published: 28 February 2011
... Quinte has gone from a study site to a Great Lakes Area of Concern to now the prospect of being delisted. The data that Project Quinte has assembled since its inception represents a unique opportunity to examine how ecosystems function, and the papers presented in this special issue provide evidence of...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2018) 21 (4): 470–477.
Published: 02 October 2018
...Gail Krantzberg The creation of Remedial Action Plans for the Great Lakes Areas of Concern was an experiment in addressing anthropogenic stress on human and nonhuman uses of the nearshore zones, invoking new governance paradigms. This article examines how positive governance attributes and negative...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2012) 15 (4): 473–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Michelle K. Berquist; Linda M. Campbell; Graham S. Whitelaw; E. Scott Millard The Bay of Quinte is a nearly enclosed bay in Lake Ontario which has been impacted by multiple industrial contaminant events and persistent eutrophication. As a result, it became one of 43 Great Lakes Areas of Concern...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2018) 21 (3): 245–254.
Published: 03 July 2018
... requirement. Implementation of priority projects for improving water quality along the Toronto waterfront, including the Don River and Central Waterfront project, are integral to delisting Toronto as a Great Lakes Area of Concern. Model calibration studies were undertaken by comparing model calculations for...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2005) 8 (1): 21–31.
Published: 01 January 2005
...Harry R. Diz The harbor at Erie, Pennsylvania, known as Presque Isle Bay (the 43rd Great Lakes Area of Concern), has been designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as being in a stage of recovery. The impaired beneficial uses include the high incidence of fish tumors and...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2017) 20 (3): 308–318.
Published: 03 July 2017
..., biological and chemical trends over time. These studies will be used to determine the overall effectiveness of the remediation project and ultimately lead to the eventual delisting of Hamilton Harbour from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. This article is a synopsis of the environmental monitoring...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2001) 4 (1): 115–122.
Published: 01 April 2001
...M. A. Zarull; J. H. Hartig Abstract An effort to further define ecosystem health and integrity has been made through development and adoption of quantitative objectives for fourteen beneficial use impairments associated with the Great Lakes Areas of Concern. Narrative descriptions of beneficial use...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2018) 21 (4): 458–469.
Published: 02 October 2018
... rehabilitation techniques, and to measure project success (Hartig et al., 2011 ). Copyright © 2018 AEHMS 2018 Great Lakes Area of Concern restoration targets adaptive management lessons learned In 1985, 42 Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs) were identified by the International Joint...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2018) 21 (4): 409–420.
Published: 02 October 2018
... Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board identified the St. Louis River as an Area of Concern requiring the development and implementation of a remedial action plan to restore all impaired beneficial uses. This commitment to Remedial Action Plans was then codified in the 1987 Protocol to the...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2004) 7 (4): 515–528.
Published: 01 October 2004
.... Fish. Aquat. Sci. , 47 : 1047 – 1057 . Prescott , G. W. 1982 . Algae of the Western Great Lakes Area , Koenigstein, , Germany : Otto Koelz Science Publishers . Setaro , F. V. and Melack , J. M. 1984 . Responses of phytoplankton to experimental nutrient enrichment...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2018) 21 (4): 478–492.
Published: 02 October 2018
...Matthew Child; Jennifer Read; Jeff Ridal; Michael Twiss Areas of Concern are geographically distinct areas within the waters of the Great Lakes that are contaminated to the extent that they were originally identified by the International Joint Commission’s Water Quality Board and later codified in...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (2014) 17 (2): 107–114.
Published: 03 April 2014
...Andrew H. Fayram; Brian M. Weigel; John Lyons; Thomas Simmons Smallmouth Bass ( Micropterus dolomieu ) is an important sportfish and has been suggested as a restoration target species in degraded aquatic environments such as “Areas of Concern” in the Great Lakes basin. Determining expected relative...
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Published: 02 April 2020
Figure 1. Map of the North American Great Lakes basin including Areas of Concern identified by the United States and Canada. Source: Hartig et al., 2019 . More