Lake Champlain Algae

Blue green algae volunteer monitor Micah Rose prepares his water samples for analysis. Photo by Lori Fisher.

LCC volunteers have been hard at work collecting water samples to identify algae blooms around Lake Champlain.  This summer has been relatively quiet.   The thick pervasive bloom often seen in the lake’s northeastern bays has been less prevalent than in years past although a patchy bloom has developed in Missisquoi Bay, particularly in the eastern portion, and occasional short term blooms cropped up in other areas.  Monitoring efforts continue through the Labor Day weekend.  Click here for an overview of the seasons monitoring results or go to and scroll to the bottom of the page.