The binational annual report on the state of Lake Superior is now available. The report concludes that the overall ecological condition of Lake Superior is good with native fish species (e.g. Lake Trout) still dominating the top of the food chain, as well as a healthy lower food web. Lake Superior also remains a source of safe, high-quality drinking water.
However, the report also noted some of the emerging challenges and stressors for the lake. These challenges include: the threat of aquatic invasive species, the impacts of climate change, reduced habitat connectivity between the tributaries and the Lake itself, and the emerging concern over microplastics.
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