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Data Visualization Tool Informs Cleanup and Habitat Restoration in the Lower St. Louis River

screenshot of the DIVER application looking at St. Louis River AOC

In the St. Louis River AOC, NOAA and partners are cleaning up contaminated sediments and restoring habitat from historical industrial activities.

A team at NOAA has extended NOAA’s Data Integration Visualization Exploration and Reporting (DIVER) application to the St. Louis Estuary to aid in habitat restoration. NOAA's Great Lakes DIVER application presents a comprehensive collection of standardized contaminant data from the Great Lakes, collected over nearly 40 years. Partners can now access data from more than 140 studies of the St. Louis River, including more than 700,000 samples and 80,000 toxicity tests results.

DIVER informs restoration decisions and tracks the progress of the effort; it will help with current St. Louis River AOC habitat restoration.

Development of the DIVER application in the Great Lakes is supported by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

St. Louis River AOC studies in DIVER

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