Video by: Jenny Kalish, Silu Guo and Saodat Taylor
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 Julene Boe, executive director at the river alliance for this site.
Summary of the area:
- Listed as an Area of Concern in 1989 because of pollution from excessive dumping of hazardous wastes, industrial discharges, sewage runoff and poorly designed landfills.
- Most of the Beneficial Use Impairments for this site have to do with fish and wildlife habitat loss.
- This Area of Concern is shared by Minnesota and Wisconsin.
- The river in this area is the largest U.S. tributary to Lake Superior.
View Week Seven Great Lakes Areas of Concern in a larger map
Last week’s answer: Hamilton Harbour, Ontario.
Photo credits: Environment Canada; U.S Environmental Protection Agency; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Great Lakes Aquarium; National Weather Service; Missouriflies.com; Dailyreporter.com; Theadventuresofburgess.blogspot.com.