Area of Concern, Great Lakes Region 2019
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Great Lakes National Program Office
- In an effort to clean up the most polluted areas in the Great Lakes, the United States and Canada committed to working with State and Provincial governments to develop Remedial Action Plans for designated Areas of Concern (AOC) in the Great Lakes Basin. Currently there are 26 AOCs wholly within the United States and five that are shared by both the United States and Canada. This shapefile provides a polygon boundary for the Waukegan Harbor Area of Concern and the Expanded Study Area in Waukegan, Illinois. In developing the polygon boundary, the description of each AOC provided by EPA was used as a starting point for collecting basemap information to aid in the delineation of each boundary. Using Digital Orthophotography, Digital Raster Graphics, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) layers such as watersheds, and water bodies where available, each polygon was then digitized and reviewed by representatives of both EPA and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for agreement. Sources of digital information used in the development of the AOCs include the USGS, the Microsoft Corporation Terraserver (http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.com/default.aspx), and the Illinois Natural Resources Geospatial data Clearinghouse (http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/nsdihome/webdocs/sitemap.html).
- Inland Waters
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