Video by: Jenny Kalish
Music by: A Story Told
Each week, Great Lakes Echo features a photo story about a different Area of Concern designated by the U.S. or Canadian governments in the Great Lakes basin. Guess where the area is located, based on the description of the site.
This week’s expert is Stephanie Swart, Area of Concern coordinator for this site.
Summary of the area:
- The lake was impounded as part of a mining operation in the area.
- Some say the lake is in the shape of a deer hoof or an alligator head.
- Was listed as an Area of Concern in 1987 because of severe fish consumption advisories from mercury pollution.
- Fantastic fish population.
View Great Lakes Areas of Concern in a larger map
Photo credits: Environmental Protection Agency; Flickr: Janet.Powell, CDE Global, MichiganNut, M.Hallowell, PchGorman; Wikipedia Commons; Maine.gov; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.