Where’s the Concern? Week Two

 


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 Victor DiGiacomo, remedial action plan coordinator for this Area of Concern.

Summary of the area:

  • Listed as an Area of Concern in 1985 due to historical pollution in the sediments from pesticides like DDT and Mirex, and chemical compounds like PCBs.
  • There are extreme fish advisories in place.
  • Was once a world-class fishery.
  • Traverses the Niagara Escarpment and is almost 100 feet lower than the land surrounding it.

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View Great Lakes Areas Of Concern Week Two in a larger map

Last week’s answer: Deer Lake, Mich.

Photo credits: Environmental Protection Agency; Flickr: Charlie44107, Ontariofly, Mark.hogan, Antivampire, Michaeljohn, Wyo92, Zippy Suzy, Meghan H. Rogers; Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

One thought on “Where’s the Concern? Week Two

  1. I know this creek, 18 Mile off of Lake Erie. It was there that I had my great epiphany that helped me write Ice Boom Theory. I was near the mouth and could hear an extended low growl. I could not isolate the source but it seemed to be coming nearer. Perhaps a truck Jake brake or machinery off in the distance. It was eerie, ominous and getting louder. I felt a slight bump on my waders and look at a piece of ice that had bumped into me. Turning around I saw a wall of tumbling ice blocks and branches coming right at me. If it had not been for that one piece of ice that got ahead of the rest I may have not escaped. It looked like a horizontal avalanche. The whole stream was this big ice conveyor grinding along at the speed of the current. I scrambled up the bank and narrowly missed a miserable death. Standing there watching the power of this natural process was awesome. From side to side everything got a major scrubbing. You could hear the big stones and boulders getting rolled on the bottom. There is a cool video of this on YouTube. Read the results at http://www.bantheboom.com Thanks, Joe Barrett jbbiceboom@yahoo.com

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