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 Mark Mattson, president and waterkeeper with the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.
Summary of the area:
- Listed as an Area of Concern because of historical contamination from the numerous polluting industries that settled in the area.
- The fishing industry in this area use to thrive, but is now suffering because of the contamination.
- Recreational use is limited in this area, and there is severe habitat loss from the excessive nutrients in the water.
- This site is the closest out of the four Canadian Areas of Concern off Lake Ontario to getting delisted.
View Week Nine Great Lakes Areas of Concern in a larger map
Last week’s answer: St. Louis River and Bay, Minn./Wis.