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Latest Updates

Kill Kare State Park closed their beach this morning after reporting a high level alert. Blooms have also popped up in St. Albans and Missisquoi Bay.  Read...

Despite hot conditions throughout the week monitors reported mostly good conditions around the lake!  Read...

Mostly clear conditions around Lake Champlain this week, but a few low alert blooms in Highgate Springs, Leddy Park, and Port Henry. Chittenden Reservoir did have a high alert bloom. Find out more! Read...

What are your highest priorities for clean water investments? The Vermont Clean Water Fund Board has set up an on-line survey to gather public input on priority areas for investing in clean water. The feedback will help shape next year’s Clean Water Fund budget so it's important to let the state know how you would like to see the money spent.  Read...

On Friday June 17, EPA released a final Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Lake Champlain. The TMDL sets a pollution budget, defining how much of a given pollutant can enter a water body with water quality standards still being met. Read...

The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) algae tracker is up and running for the summer and LCC staff and volunteers are feeding data into it every day. Health officials use information from the tracker to inform community advisories about harmful blooms occurring in Lake Champlain and other inland lakes. Read...

For most of the last six years LCC has been conducting surveys for aquatic invasive plants and initiating control efforts where possible. We have worked in conjunction with Arrowwood Environmental to map the distribution of European frogbit and water chestnut around the northern portion of Lake Champlain and conduct handpulling removal efforts where applicable. Read...

Will work finally proceed on neutralizing the greatest threat for aquatic invasive species (AIS) introductions the lake faces? The proposed study of an invasive species barrier on the Champlain Canal has been forwarded by the Army Corps of Engineers to their Washington Headquarters. Read...