Lake Champlain

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.

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.

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.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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