Lakes near the Great Lakes are in better condition than those in the rest of the country, according to the Great Lakes Echo. This information is based on the EPA’s National Lakes Assessment, the draft of which was released last December.
From the Echo:
The overall condition of U.S. lakes is less than encouraging. But the study found thriving lakes in much of the Great Lakes region. Ninety percent of the lakes in the upper Midwest — including those in most of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan — support healthy aquatic life.
To read more about the National Lakes Assessment, visit the EPA’s Lake Assessment page.
Lakes in Great Lakes region healthier than those elsewhere [Great Lakes Echo]
National Lakes Assessment [The Environmental Protection Agency]