Beneficial Use Impairment Progress

Contact: Rick Hobrla 517-284-5043

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
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