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Beneficial Use Impairment Progress

Contact: Rick Hobrla 517-331-3219

Michigan’s Areas of Concern program recognizes the importance of keeping the public informed of environmental progress. With the support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and local stakeholders, the AOC program is achieving remarkable results in restoring Beneficial Uses and anticipates this progress will continue. This document will be updated regarding the latest Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) removals.

Michigan Areas of Concern Beneficial Use Impairment Progress Chart

Michigan Areas of Concern Beneficial Use Impairment Removals
Number Area of Concern Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) Removal Date and link to Document
54 Manistique River Manistique River Dredging BUI Removed September 2021
53 Muskegon Lake Muskegon Lake Aesthetics BUI Removed September 2021
52 St. Marys River Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat, BUI Removed September 2019
51 St. Marys River Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations, BUI Removed September 2019
50 Menominee River Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations, BUI Removed February 2019
49 Menominee River Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat, BUI Removed February 2019
48 Menominee River Restrictions on Fish or Wildlife Consumption, BUI Removed June 2018
47 St. Marys River Restrictions on Dredging Activities, BUI Removed November 2017
46 St. Clair River Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat, BUI Removed September 2017
45 St. Clair River Bird or Animal Deformities or Reproduction Problems, BUI Removed May 2017
44 Menominee River Degradation of Benthos, BUI Removed May 2017
43 Menominee River Restrictions on Dredging Activities, BUI Removed May 2017
42 St. Marys River Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae, BUI Removed December 2016
41 St. Marys River Beach Closings, BUI Removed July 2016
40 St. Clair River Beach Closings, BUI Removed May 2016
39 Muskegon Lake Beach Closings, BUI Removed August 2015
38 River Raisin Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat, BUI Removed August 2015
37 River Raisin Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations, BUI Removed August 2015
36 St. Clair River Degradation of Benthos, BUI Removed November 2014
35 Saginaw Bay/River Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat, BUI Removed May 2014
34 White Lake Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat, BUI Removed April 2014
33 White Lake Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations, BUI Removed April 2014
32 White Lake Degradation of Aesthetics, BUI Removed March 2014
31 White Lake Restrictions on Drinking Water Consumption, BUI Removed March 2014
30 Deer Lake Restrictions on Fish or Wildlife Consumption, BUI Removed February 2014
29 St. Marys River Bird or Animal Deformities or Reproduction Problems, BUI Removed March 2014
28 St. Marys River Degradation of Aesthetics, BUI Removed January 2014
27 Detroit River Tainting of Fish or Wildlife Flavor, BUI Removed September 2013
26 River Raisin Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae, BUI Removed September 2013
25 River Raisin Beach Closings, BUI Removed September 2013
24 Muskegon Lake Restrictions on Fish or Wildlife Consumption, BUI Removed February 2013
23 White Lake Restrictions on Fish or Wildlife Consumption, BUI Removed February 2013
22 Muskegon Lake Restrictions on Drinking Water or Taste and Odor Problem, BUI Removed February 2013
21 St. Clair River Degradation of Aesthetics, BUI Removed July 2012
20 St. Clair River Added Costs to Agriculture or Industry, BUI Removed June 2012
19 White Lake Degradation of Benthos, BUI Removed June 2012
18 White Lake Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae, BUI Removed April 2012
17 Kalamazoo River Degradation of Aesthetics, BUI Removed April 2012
16 River Raisin Degradation of Aesthetics, BUI Removed April 2012
15 Muskegon Lake Restrictions on Dredging Activities, BUI Removed September 2011
14 White Lake Restrictions on Dredging Activities, BUI Removed September 2011
13 Deer Lake Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae, BUI Removed September 2011
12 Deer Lake Bird or Animal Deformities or Reproduction Problems, BUI Removed September 2011
11 Detroit River Restrictions on Drinking Water Consumption, BUI Removed July 2011
10 St. Clair River Restrictions on Dredging Activities, BUI Removed March 2011
9 Menominee River Beach Closings, BUI Removed March 2011
8 Kalamazoo River Beach Closings, BUI Removed March 2011
7 Manistique River Beach Closings, BUI Removed November 2009
6 St. Clair River Tainting of Fish or Wildlife Flavor, BUI Removed September 2009
5 Saginaw Bay/River Tainting of Fish or Wildlife Flavor, BUI Removed September 2008
4 Manistique River Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat, BUI Removed September 2008
3 Saginaw Bay/River Restrictions on Drinking Water Consumption, BUI Removed June 2008
2 Torch Lake Fish Tumors or Other Deformities, BUI Removed April 2007
1 Manistique River Degradation of Benthos, BUI Removed November 2006