Western Lake Erie Basin Partnership. Presented by: Name, Title Your Organization. The Meeting you presented at. DATE YOU PRESENTED. Objectives. About Lake Erie Sources and Causes of Impairment History of the WLEB Partnership Partner Roles and Responsibilities Basins in the Project
The Meeting you presented at
DATE YOU PRESENTED
Lake Erie is impaired due to excessive loadings of sediment and nutrients. Long-term water quality monitoring has identified the Maumee River as being the largest single contributor of non-point source pollution to the lake.
2005 - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) sign of a partnership agreement.
The agreement - the two agencies will collaborate on watershed planning and implementation; wetland creation, restoration, and enhancement; and natural disaster recovery.
In Ohio, the NRCS and USACE signed a regional agreement supporting the activities outlined in the national agreement, focusing on the Western Lake Erie Basin.
November 2005, a meeting between various agencies and organizations took place to begin the process of formalizing a partnership between the NRCS, USACE and other stakeholders in the WLEB.
In March 2006, a WLEB Partnership charter was signed by fourteen representative agencies and organizations and partnership bylaws were adopted.
Rapid Resource Assessments
USDA-NRCS Letters of Agreement
Comprehensive WLEB Study
Continuing Authorities Projects (CAP)
Current Relevant CAP list and section
Maumee Basin Rapid Assessment
495,415 1,053,100 356,818 263,916 694,400 250,664 692,402
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Blanchard Auglaize Tiffin St. Mary’s St. Joseph Upper Maumee L. Maum. & Port.
Ottawa & L. Erie Direct
Striving for a healthier, more productive watershed
Figure 1a. Western Lake Erie Basin Partnership
Figure 1b. Western Lake Erie Basin Partnership
Figure 1c. Western Lake Erie Basin Partnership