Great Lakes at Risk

Great Lakes at Risk

NEW! 2015 Western Lake Erie Basin – CAFO Manure Input Total

CAFO Animals (all species) in Western Lake Erie Watersheds (MI, OH, IN)
Total CAFO Annual Manure (liquids and solids) in Western Lake Erie Watersheds
690,803,414 gals.

CAFO animals, waste totals* from 14 CAFOs in Michigan’s Lake Erie watersheds
(Bean Creek, River Raisin, St. Joseph of the Maumee)
39,800 animals
123,144,430 gals.

For full data: Click Here

Dairy cows produce more than 20 times the waste a human produces. This waste is untreated and discharged on land.

Waste from CAFO cows here = Waste from a city of 600,000 people = Boston 

For more information about CAFOs in the Western Lake Erie Watershed (WLEW) click on the image below to view the Sierra Club LESS=MORE website.


CAFOs 2016For details on these sites see the CAFO Watch page.



*Source for 2015 Michigan CAFO data – DEQ Annual CAFO Permits for these CAFOs:
Bakerlads Farms, Bleich Dairy, Bruinsma Dairy, Halliwill Farms, Hartland Farms, Hoffland Dairy, Milk Source/Camden Dairy, Milk Source/Hudson Dairy, Milk Source/Medina Dairy, New Flevo Dairy, State Line Farms, Terrehaven Farms, White Farms, Triple T Farms.