Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Contaminants

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Date published: November 20, 2019
Status: Active

Areas of Concern: New York Statewide Fish Collection - Contaminants in fish from the Buffalo River AOC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and Department of Health (NYSDOH), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) sampled fish from the Buffalo River AOC during summer 2017 to help determine if current fish-consumption advisories are appropriate and if residue data support or do not support removal of the “Restrictions on Fish and Wildlife Consumption” beneficial...

Contacts: Barry P Baldigo
Date published: November 13, 2019
Status: Active

Toxic Substances: Evaluation of Contaminants and their Potential Biological Effects in Great Lakes Tributaries

The objective of this project is to Identify emerging contaminants and assess impacts on Great Lakes fish and wildlife.

Contacts: Steven R Corsi
Date published: November 12, 2019
Status: Active

Areas of Concern: Niagara River

USGS scientists participated in several projects supporting work in the Niagara River Area of Concern including: 1) Evaluating toxicity in Benthos Sediment, 2) Tracking PCB Sources in the AOC, and Identifying Source Areas Contributing to Contaminants Found in Fish Tissue. 

Date published: September 15, 2016
Status: Completed

Support Of Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) Activities Through Coordination, Data Collection, Data Dissemination, And Data Interpretation

This project manages USGS Lake Erie LaMP (Lakewide Management Plan) activities. These activities include quarterly conference calls on USGS-related activities; attending semiannual LaMP Workgroup meetings; collection of monitoring metadata from Federal, state, local, and non-governmental organizations for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)...

Contacts: Daniel Button