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US Report on the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

EPA-160-R-97-005  December 1997

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ABOUT THE REPORT

INTRODUCTION

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE LAST BIENNIUM

ONGOING AND EMERGING ISSUES

PUTTING THE ECOSYSTEM APPROACH TO WORK

NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION
EXCESSIVE NUTRIENT LOADINGS
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE
PROTECTING THE HEALTH OF BASIN RESIDENTS

HABITAT PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT
EXOTIC SPECIES
FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMUNITIES
PUBLIC ACCESS TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION
GREAT LAKES GEOGRAPHIC INITIATIVES
PROGRESS UNDER THE LAKEWIDE MANAGEMENT PLANS

PROGRESS ON REMEDIAL ACTION PLANS

INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS

TRIBAL ACTIVITIES
NEW APPROACHES TO OLD PROBLEMS

CONCLUSION
REPORT GLOSSARY

LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES

 



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