LCC Discusses Flood Impacts on VPR VT Edition
While lake levels are low this year, this time last spring they were still rising toward historic heights. Lake Champlain was at flood stage for over two months in 2011, cresting at 103.2 feet on May 6th. The high water inundated homes, displaced people, closed roads, triggered mudslides, and washed sediment, sewage, and debris into the lake in unprecedented quantities.
LCC Staff Scientist Mike Winslow and Burlington Free Press environmental reporter Candy Page discuss the short and long-term impacts of the flooding and the interest that's been kindled in "flood control" with Vermont Public Radio's Jane Lindholm. Tune in here.