LCC News

Cyanobacteria blooms are still present in areas of Lake Champlain and some inland lakes. Calm and sunny weather is in the forecast so blooms may persist for several more weeks in some areas. Read...

Mixed conditions reported again this week. Read LCC's latest blue-green algae report for more information. Read...

LCC monitors reported alert conditions for several locations in St. Albans Bay, Missisquoi Bay, and the Inland Sea and at some inland lakes this week. Read LCC's weekly report and check conditions carefully before recreating. Keep people and pets away from scummy or green water and report any suspected blooms to LCC right away.  Read...

Blooms showed up in various sections of Lake Champlain and inland lakes this week. Monitors reported mixed conditions around Lake Champlain.  Read...

After EPA released a final phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load for Lake Champlain in June, the state of Vermont now has the responsibility for assuring the pollution loads identified can be met.  Read...

For several years LCC has collaborated with Arrowwood Environmental to conduct surveys for aquatic invasive species in the Lake Champlain watershed. Read...

The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law dedicated an entire issue to Lake Champlain.  Read...

A new rule to address combined sewer overflows (CSOs) was recently approved in Vermont. Combined sewer systems collect both sewage and stormwater in the same pipe. Read...

LCC volunteer blue-green algae monitors have contributed nearly 1,000 reports of conditions around the lake so far this summer.  Read...

A dead six foot nine inch sturgeon washed ashore in Isle La Motte earlier this month. Read...

A number of beaches were closed in late August due to the presence of bacteria. Beaches in Colchester and Shelburne were closed August 18. Read...

Twelve-year-old Amelia Whalen of Witherbee has some fish story today. She got the catch of her life on Lake Champlain, June 4 in Essex, NY when she landed a 36.5 inch, 29 pound 14 ounce freshwater drum.  Read...

Late August and early September are the peak times for shorebird migration. The diminutive birds are mid-way on their flight from breeding grounds in northern Canada to the Caribbean and points further south.  Read...

Lake Champlain Open Water Swim, Vermont CAC meeting invite and more! Read...

LCC on VPR, drone fishing, parasitic jellyfish and more! Read...

Blooms were spotted in St. Albans and Missisquoi Bays earlier in the week but have since cleared. No other parts of Lake Champlain reported blooms this week, and blooms were not reported from other lakes.  Read...

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...