With tag: lake_champlain
Feds Lift Southern Lake Champlain Water Use Advisory
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a warning has been lifted against using the water of southern Lake Champlain. That follows the application of chemicals to kill sea lamprey in two Vermont rivers.
Program Encourages Homeowners To Clean-Up Stormwater
By Lynne McCrea
is the time of year when toxic blue-green algae problems begin to crop up in Lake Champlain. Now,
a new program has been launched to reduce the phosphorous that feeds the algae
when it washes into the lake in stormwater runoff.
Many Roads Closed By Spring Flooding
By Ross Sneyd
roads in northern Vermont are closed today because they're underwater or washed
out from spring snowmelt and rainfall. State
police and Vermont Emergency Management say a number of roads along the western
slopes of the Green Mountains and in the Northeast Kingdom are affected.
Scientists Launch Assault On Invasive Clams
Scientists and a corps of volunteers are
launching an all-out assault on a tiny invasive clam in hopes of preventing it
from befouling the crystal-clear waters Lake George.
Burlington Treatment Plant Returns To Normal Operations
The Burlington Public Works
department says the Vermont city's sewage treatment plant is operating
normally again after about 250,000 gallons of raw sewage was
inadvertently released into Lake Champlain.
Pipe Failure Sends Sewage Into Lake Champlain
The Burlington Department of Public Works
says operator error caused about 2.5 million gallons of untreated sewage and
stormwater to flow into Lake
Climate Change Around Lake Champlain
By Jane Lindholm
A new study from The Nature Conservancy examines specific effects of climate change on the Lake Champlain basin, based on an array of climate models and historical data. We learn more about the research and the findings. Also, a program at UVM helps farms prepare for and manage outbreaks of animal illness, like foot-and-mouth disease.
Rutland Mayor Chris Louras
By Jane Lindholm
The City of Rutland is grappling with a crisis in its Police
Department, stemming from a child pornography investigation focused on
an officer. We talk with Mayor Chris Louras about how the police investigation is being handled, and other critical issues facing Rutland. And reporter Candace Page explains why the EPA is looking at Vermont's Lake Champlain Cleanup goals.
EPA To Reconsider Lake Champlain Clean-Up Plan
By John Dillon
Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering its approval of a state clean
up plan for Lake Champlain. The
plan was approved by the federal government in 2002, but pollution levels have
continued to rise in the big lake.