Lake Champlain

North Country News
8:30 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Cold Slows Floods, But Some Areas Still Underwater

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says damage from overnight flooding Tuesday into Wednesday was wide-ranging but receding.  He warned that Lake Champlain is nearing flood stage and will continue to rise in the coming days.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Towns Support Lake Cleanup, Worry About Costs

Lake Champlain
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns says the Lake Champlain cleanup plan is headed in the right direction, but members have concerns about how the plan will be paid for and how the state can permit municipal roads.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Officials Unveil Lake Basin Plan For Southern VT

Landsat image of Lake Champlain
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The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is asking the public to weigh in on a new plan for protecting waters in the Southern Champlain Basin.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Vermont Officials Send Lake Cleanup Plan To EPA

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Vermont officials will be sending off a plan to reduce storm-water runoff into Lake Champlain to avoid costly federal intervention.

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North Country News
10:15 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

VT Lawmakers Ponder Lake Champlain Cleanup Details

Lake Champlain
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont lawmakers are considering tax increases for rooms, meals, liquor, wine and rental vehicles as part of a funding package that would be used to help clean up Lake Champlain.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Environmental Groups Call On Governor To Support Lake Cleanup Plans

Lake Champlain
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Regional representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and officials from Vermont state agencies outlined proposed plans to control phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain to key House leaders Wednesday.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Update on Transmission Line Project Presented

Credit Transmission Developers Inc.

Officials from Transmission Developers, the company planning to place a buried, underwater electric transmission cable between Quebec and New York City, provided an update on the project to interested parties in Plattsburgh this week.

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New York News
10:45 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Study Group Issues Report on Flood Mitigation

Lake Champlain Flooding May 5, 2011
Credit Vermont Governor's Office

A U.S.-Canadian study group has delivered its flood mitigation recommendations for the Lake Champlain and Richelieu River basin following record flooding in 2011.

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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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