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Lake Champlain Committee (LCC) monitors were busy assessing conditions throughout the watershed during this hot, dry week. We received 139 reports from Lake Champlain and inland lake sites. Hot, still weather is ideal for cyanobacteria so please be mindful of changing conditions and keep a careful watch on the water. You’ll find further details of this week’s reports below. Read...

It’s been another hot week, but quiet in terms of cyanobacteria blooms all week until Friday afternoon. While most monitors reported conditions great for recreating throughout the week, we received a low alert bloom notice of cyanobacteria at Alburgh Dunes State Park in the North Main Lake mid-afternoon today and late in the day reports of low and high alert blooms at two sites in the Inland Sea. You’ll find further details of this week’s results below along with background information about LCC’s monitoring program. Read...

What a hot week of record-breaking temperatures! Lake Champlain Committee (LCC) monitors filed 140 reports for Lake Champlain and inland lakes. Most observed clear water, great for cooling off in during the heat wave. However, there were some sightings of cyanobacteria, mainly in Outer Malletts Bay and the Inland Sea on Lake Champlain and at some inland lakes. Happily most conditions improved by mid-week. Read...

It’s been a busy week for the Lake Champlain Committee Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program with over 130 reports from Lake Champlain and inland lakes! While most monitors observed clear water, perfect for cooling off in, we did receive some reports of cyanobacteria from Malletts Bay and several inland lakes. Read...

Thank you for signing up to receive the Lake Champlain Committee’s (LCC) summer cyanobacteria monitoring reports! Monitors reported in from more than 80 locations this past week, mainly noting clear water conditions great for recreating. While there were no reports of cyanobacteria for Lake Champlain locations and many inland lakes there was a cyanobacteria bloom observed in a feeder stream near Hall’s Bay in Lake St. Catherine in Poultney, Vermont.

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How many planets does it take to support your lifestyle? Take a quiz from the Global Footprint Network to discover your biggest areas of resource consumption and learn what you can do to lighten your load on the planet. Click here to access the footprint calculatorRead...

Avoid single-use items like plastic bottles, coffee cups and lids, cutlery, bags, plastic wrap, products with microbeads and microplastics and “free” gifts you don’t need. Read...

Vermont Legislators are deliberating on many measures that affect the health and future of our waterways. Let them know you want them to take action to protect and improve water quality. Updates on current bills and actions needed follow. Read...

We're gearing up for the summer monitoring season and are looking for people to report on water quality. LCC cyanobacteria monitors receive training to assess water conditions, visit the same site throughout the season and file a weekly online report from mid-June through the end of September. Read...

We're looking for accomplished paddlers to help check remote Trail locations and areas without on-site managers. Read...