LCC to Help Guide Revised TMDL

LCC’s Mike Winslow is helping to develop an updated lake pollution model. Photo by Jeanne Stark.

Lake Champlain Committee Staff Scientist Mike Winslow has been invited to serve on a workgroup guiding efforts to develop a revised Lake Champlain pollution loading model. The work group will provide input to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and their consultants, TetraTech as they begin efforts to develop a new Lake Champlain clean-up plan (TMDL). While EPA's disapproval of the present TMDL did not cite weaknesses in the original modeling efforts, they are using the opportunity of the reopening to refine the existing model and include more recent data that have been collected since the original model was constructed. Click here for further background on the issue.