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Division of Surface Water Lake Erie Assessment Unit Summary

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Assessment Unit Name:  Lake Erie Western Basin Shoreline (including Maumee Bay and Sandusky Bay)
Monitoring Scheduled:  2013
TMDL Scheduled:  2016

Aquatic Life Use Assessment

Reporting Category:  5
Sampling Years:  2001, 2002
Total Shoreline Miles:  119.9
Shoreline Miles Monitored:  18.3
Sites Monitored:  5
Sites Full Attainment:  0 (0%)
Sites Partial Attainment:  0 (0%)
Sites Non Attainment:  5 (100%)

Causes of Impairment:

Sources of Impairment:

Comments:  1999 and 2000 data are now historical and have been excluded from the assessment; no nearshore Lake Erie monitoring by the Ohio EPA has occurred since 2002. GLRI grant monitoring will be conducted from 2011-2013 and will be used to update assessment unit status in future Integrated Reports.

Recreation Use Assessment

Reporting Category:  5

Public Drinking Water Supply Assessment

Reporting Category:  1
Nirtate Watch List:  No
Pesticide Watch List:  Yes

Fish Tissue Assessment

Reporting Category:  5
Cause of Impairment:  PCBs
PCB Concentration:  242 ppb