Lake Champlain

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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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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