2018 Report: Lake Superior Lakewide Management and Action Plan
Posted on: March 31, 2019
Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA), the governments of Canada and the United States have committed to restore and maintain the physical, biological, and chemical integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes.

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. 

The complete 2018 LaMP Annual Report is available here.

Information on the state of the other Great Lakes is also available.

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