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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Lake Michigan Water Quality Report, 1986.
CORP Author Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Div. of Water Pollution Control. ;Chicago Dept. of Water, IL. Water Quality Surveillance Section.
Year Published 1988
Report Number IEPA/WPC/88-015;
Stock Number PB88-185871
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Lake Michigan ; History ; Potable water ; Populations ; Fishing ; Swimming ; Industrial wastes ; Water transportation ; Boundaries ; United States ; Water quality data ; Drinking water
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-185871 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/04/1988
Collation 140p
The Great Lakes system is usually considered to be the largest (95,000 square miles) source of fresh surface water in the world, with the exception of the polar ice caps. Lake Michigan is the third largest of all the Great Lakes in area and it is the largest body of fresh water entirely within the boundaries of the United States. As a natural resource of immeasurable value, Lake Michigan serves a broad spectrum of purposes. It provides drinking water for an estimated five million residents in the northeastern Illinois area. Its recreational opportunities attract fishing, boating, swimming and other water-oriented interests. The lake also serves as an avenue for domestic and international water-borne commerce. Industry and commerce have grown and developed giving the greater Chicago metropolitan area one of the largest industrial-commercial complexes in the United States. Consequently, some of Lake Michigan's water quality problems result from discharges of industrial and municipal wastes.