Lake Champlain

New York News
7:30 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

US-Canada Study Group Releases Flood Report

Credit International Joint Commission

A joint U.S.-Canadian study group says there is an urgent need to spend about $14 million to study floodplain planning and forecasting in the Lake Champlain basin.

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North Country News
9:30 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Lake Champlain Receding From Record July Levels

Lake Champlain
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Officials say Lake Champlain is now receding from near-flood levels never before seen in the middle of the summer.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Volunteers Trained to Monitor for Toxic Blue Green Algae Blooms

Credit Lake Champlain Basin Program/Larry Dupont

More than 200 volunteers have been trained to monitor Lake Champlain this summer for any formation of toxic blue-green algae blooms.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Speaks at Lake Champlain Conference

White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley speaking at ECHO-Leahy Center on Lake Champlain
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The ECHO-Leahy Center on Lake Champlain is hosting a two day environmental summit.  Scientists from across the region, and the country, are attending the meeting to find new ways to plan for clean water action.  Wednesday's morning session featured comments from an official from the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

The conference “Blue Water in the Green Mountains” is bringing researchers, academics, business people, politicians and national experts to discuss environmental strategies for the waters of Lake Champlain and beyond its Basin.

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New York News
2:00 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Lake Champlain Flood Resilience Report Issued

Lake Champlain flooding 2011
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Lake Champlain Basin Program has released a new report assessing flood resilience and offering recommendations and management strategies that could prevent major flooding of the kind that occurred in 2011.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

VT, NY and Quebec Seek Public Input on Lake-River Flood Plans

Credit International Joint Commission

The international organization that deals with shared waterways between the U.S. and Canada is seeking public input on designing a study to mitigate future flooding on Lake Champlain and the Canadian river it flows into.

The International Joint Commission formed the International Lake Champlain - Richelieu River Plan of Study Workgroup after record spring floods in 2011 did tens of millions of dollars in damage.

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New England News
7:30 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

VT, NY and Quebec to Design Lake Study Plan

Credit International Joint Commission

The international organization that deals with issues in the Lake Champlain area is working to design a study to find ways to reduce future flooding in the lake and the Canadian river that drains it.

The International Joint Commission was created by the governments of the United States and Canada more than a century ago to manage waterways in both countries.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue January 29, 2013

"The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America's Loch Ness Monster"

Sociologist Robert Bartholomew joins us to talk about his work which takes journalists to task for sloppy reporting and criticizes local tourist bureaus for their singular focus on Champ Dollars.

His book, The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America's Loch Ness Monster (Excelsior Editions) presents the most complete history of Champ from Native American lore to the modern-day monster hunters.

North Country News
5:50 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Vermont Lake Champlain Cruise Boat Moved to Memphremagog

A Lake Champlain cruise boat is getting a new home on another Vermont lake.

The boat Northern Star was taken out of the water Monday in Burlington and moved by truck to Newport on Tuesday where it is waiting to move into its new home, Lake Memphremagog.

Owner-Captain Chris Johansen formerly captained the Newport Princess, a small tour boat on Lake Memphremagog.

The Caledonian Record reports Johansen worked for other tour lines on Lake Champlain before deciding to bring a large charter cruise boat to Newport.

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New England News
5:50 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Vermont Gas Company Agrees to Lake Champlain Pipeline

A Vermont company has signed a deal to build a natural gas pipeline under Lake Champlain to transport fuel to a New York paper plant.

Vermont Gas says the line to International Paper in Ticonderoga, N.Y., is to be completed within three years.

The deal is costing the plant $70 million. It will need state and federal permits.

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