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The Data Management and Delisting System (DMDS) was created by Partners for Clean Streams and the Ohio EPA for the purpose of optimal collaboration between partners and projects within the Maumee AOC and to focus work within the Area of Concern in those stream reaches that are most impaired.  This tool showcases conceptual, planning (needing funding), in progress (funded), completed, and ongoing projects.  It allows users to filter between specific watersheds, the type and/or status of the project, which Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) each project is addressing, project endorsement, and data used. It shows the status of the progress towards removing BUIs within the AOC by meeting targets specific to the Areas of Concern in Ohio. Using the DMDS allows for better understanding of what is needed and what is being addressed throughout the AOC.  The DMDS is a one-stop-shop for monitoring progress in restoring fishable, swimmable, and drinkable waters.  Look for new improvements and more data in the DMDS within the next several months. The DMDS interactive webpage can be viewed by clicking on this link:

Join the MAAC Committee!

MAAC is looking for new committee members for 2019-2020.  If you are interested in being a voting member of the Maumee Area of Concern Advisory Committee, please fill out and submit the application.  Deadline for applicants is midnight on Sunday, December 16th.

September Sandpiper Tour

Join the MAAC aboard the Sandpiper on Wednesday, September 26th from 2-4pm to hear from speakers working within the Maumee AOC.  Learn about the progress of current plans and potential projects for the mainstream Maumee River restoration in downtown Toledo.  Feel free to bring other partners or colleagues who would be interested in learning about these projects addressing Beneficial Use Impairments in this area.  Please RSVP by Sept. 24th through our online signup form:

Please arrive by 1:40 as the Sandpiper will leave the dock promptly at 2pm.  Parking may be limited, but there are meters along Water Street, Huron Street, and Summit Street.  You can also park in the parking garage off Summit Street on the river-side of the Maumee Tower or Commodore parking garage.  For more information or any further questions, please call Kris Patterson at (419) 874-0727.  Hope to see you on the Sandpiper!


BUI Workshop

BUIworkshopThe Maumee AOC Advisory Committee has been working diligently to develop a Management Action Plan (MAP) list and work continues for summer and fall of 2018. MAPs provide detailed projects, as well as a timeline for each action. On May 8th, the Maumee AOC Subcommittee on Aquatic Habitat and Species led a Management Action Identification Workshop focusing on the Ottawa River watershed and Lower Maumee River and Bay. This workshop was intended to produce a list of recommended management actions for specific impairments for funding under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in order to make strides towards removing several Beneficial Use Impairments that have been identified under the AOC program. Speakers at the Sub-Committee workshop described the causes of impaired status in each HUC-12 and identified specific actions that would eliminate impairment status within these areas. Presenters also highlighted present Maumee AOC Advisory Committee-recommended actions and experts in attendance provided guidance on the conditions in the rivers and suggestions for new projects, types of projects, and features of projects that would best target the necessary improvements for fish & macroinvertebrate habitat. This collaborative effort is necessary to address the removal of the remaining BUIs within the Maumee AOC and develop the most effective management action plans to remove them in a timely and efficient manner.

Save the Dates – Join us on the River

  • next MAAC meeting: TBA - August
  • Water Quality Cruise Save The Date: Sunday, August 5th from 2-4pm
  • MAACWQBC2018

The Maumee AOC Committee works toward fishable and swimmable waters in the Maumee Area of Concern and delisting the beneficial use impairments. The Committee is working towards all major restoration projects being completed by 2025, through collaboration of partners and volunteer opportunities by its facilitating organization, Partners for Clean Streams. The committee is made up of representatives from various organizations, citizens, businesses and non-government agencies to build long term solutions to the area’s water quality issues.