Lake Champlain

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was at the Leahy-ECHO Center for Lake Champlain in Vermont this morning to announce accelerated funding to improve the lake’s water quality.

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People living along the shores of Lake Champlain are taking note of the problems Toledo, Ohio has faced with water contaminated by toxic algae. That’s because the same blue green algae appears in parts of the local lake each summer.

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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has announced that money is available from the recently enacted Farm Bill to help improve agricultural water quality in one of the problematic watersheds that drain into the Mississquoi Bay of Lake Champlain.

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The Conservation Law Foundation is petitioning the Vermont Agency of Agriculture to require mandatory pollution control practices for farm runoff into one of Lake Champlain’s most problematic bays.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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