Michigan's Draft Domestic Action Plan for Lake Erie
Michigan’s draft Lake Erie Domestic Action Plan was developed by the Michigan departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Environmental Quality, and Natural Resources to reduce the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Erie. Reducing phosphorus inputs to the lake is intended to help reduce persistent, intense algal blooms in the western part of Lake Erie, including those that are unsafe for people, and address low dissolved oxygen levels in the central basin of Lake Erie.
Michigan’s draft Domestic Action Plan is one of several plans from surrounding states, the Canadian province of Ontario, and the U.S. and Canadian federal governments. The final version, along with plans from other Lake Erie Basin states (Indiana, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania), will be integrated into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s comprehensive plan scheduled for release in February 2018.
Public comments on the draft plan were accepted through Friday, July 14, 2017.
A public informational meeting was held on Wednesday, June 28, on the campus of Adrian College in Baer Auditorium. Attendees were provided with an opportunity to give comments on the draft Lake Erie Domestic Action Plan.