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About the SWIMS database.
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Projects, monitoring stations, fieldwork events, finding data.
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Great Lakes data
Beach stations, projects, grants, and data.
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Stations, projects, results.
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Wetlands data in SWIMS.
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Aquatic invasives in Wisconsin.
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Explore citizen lake monitoring datasets.
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Great Lakes Data in SWIMS

SWIMS holds a variety of Great Lakes data, including monitoring, grants, and planning data for tributaries to the Great Lakes. A tremendous number of stakeholders and partners also monitor and store data for the Great Lakes including the USGS, Metropolitan Treatment Plants (Green Bay, Milwuakee), Army Corps of Engineers, and many others.

Monitoring Data:

Great Lakes monitoring

  • Tributary studies that evaluate contaminant transport loads to Areas of Concern;
  • Sediment evaluations to determine transport paths and depositional areas;
  • Evaluations of specific areas for habitat restoration, evaluation or protection;
  • Research studies to examine and describe the extent of large-scale issues such as Cladaphora in the Great Lakes.


Great Lakes grant data includes:


For more information about Great Lakes data in SWIMS, contact Lisa Helmuth or Jennifer Filbert

Last revised: Thursday March 03 2016