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Spring Is Wettest Ever
Monday, 05/16/11
The National Weather Service says Vermont has recorded its wettest spring ever.
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Islands Concerned Floods Will Keep Tourists Away
Monday, 05/16/11
By Patti Daniels
Floodwaters in the Champlain Valley need to recede before officials can fully assess the amount of damage that's been done. But in the Champlain Islands, people are already aware of the costs, as they predict that the summer tourist season will be delayed by two to three weeks.
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Tips For Homeowners Dealing With Flood Damage
Friday, 05/13/11
With Lake Champlain now receding, a number of homeowners are expected to return to their homes along the shore this weekend and next. Emergency officials in Vermont are urging them to ensure conditions are safe.
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Parks Remain Closed Due To Flooding
Friday, 05/13/11
By Melody Bodette
The water level on Lake Champlain is dropping a few inches everyday, but it remains at record high levels. And that means several Vermont State Parks along the lake will remain closed for the Memorial Day holiday. Tips For Homeowners Dealing With Flood Damage
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Floods Put Farmers Behind On Spring Crops
Thursday, 05/12/11
By Melody Bodette
The wet, cold spring has left many farmers playing catch up when it comes to planting spring crops. For the state's dairy farmers, that means they're waiting to plant corn to feed their cows.
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Vermont Asks Homeowners To Report Flood Damages
Wednesday, 05/11/11
By Lynne McCrea
Vermont officials are asking homeowners to report any damages or losses they've suffered as a result of flooding over the past few weeks. The information will help determine if Vermont qualifies for a federal Individual Assistance program.
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Water Recedes; Homeowners Realize Flood Damage
Thursday, 05/12/11
By Kirk Carapezza
As Lake Champlain's flooding recedes, homeowners are beginning to report the ways it has damaged their homes - from their cellars to their water supply. In St. Albans, many of them are just trying to dry out.
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St. Albans To Build New Road In Flooded Area
Wednesday, 05/11/11
Officials in St. Albans have decided to build a temporary road adjacent to one that's been flooded by Lake Champlain.
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Predicting Next Flood Could Be Hampered By Budget Cuts
Tuesday, 05/10/11
By John Dillon
Lake Champlain is finally receding from its record levels. But predicting the next big flood may be more difficult because of budget problems in Washington.
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Group Offers Advice On Flood Repairs
Tuesday, 05/10/11
By Neal Charnoff
The Champlain Housing Trust is warning flood-weary residents to avoid using risky loans or credit cards to pay for their repairs and is encouraging them to work with local banks or non-profits to secure affordable financing.
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Before-And-After: Flooding In North Ferrisburgh
Tuesday, 05/10/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Federal emergency officials are crisscrossing sections of the state to add up the damage that has been caused by flooding in the Lake Champlain area. Listener Ann Campbell sent vpr.net these before-and-after pictures of a now washed out road along Long Point in North Ferrisburgh.
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FEMA Tallies Up Champlain Flood Damage
Tuesday, 05/10/11
By Ross Sneyd
Federal officials are touring seven counties across the state today to total up the damages that have been caused so far by flooding. The teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in towns across western and northern Vermont. Before-And-After: Flooding in North Ferrisburgh More Flood News, Videos, and Photos
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Volunteers To Fill Sandbags In Burlington
Tuesday, 05/10/11
Volunteers in Burlington are continuing to fill sandbags to prevent more damage from Lake Champlain flooding.
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Ever So Slowly, Floodwaters Ebb
Monday, 05/09/11
By Ross Sneyd
The sun shining down on the Champlain Valley over the weekend gave flood-weary residents a respite from rising waters. But officials say the wind that's helped to clear out clouds is still a danger along the lakeshore. More Flood News, Videos, and Photos »
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Vermont Edition
Environmental Impact Of Lake And River Flooding
Tuesday, 05/10/11
By Jane Lindholm
A lingering snow pack and warm heavy rains have contributed to  flood conditions, but the impact of all this water is also related to how we develop and use land adjacent to rivers and lakes.
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Slide Show: Champlain Recedes, Imperceptibly
Monday, 05/09/11
By Ross Sneyd
Lake Champlain has begun to recede from its record-setting levels, but it's still nearly three feet above flood stage. Many residents and businesses up and down the lake say the drop in water is imperceptible. Video: Driving the flooded Route 2 causeway
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Lake Champlain Levels To Slowly Drop
Monday, 05/09/11
Water levels on Lake Champlain are falling slowly, but remain at record high levels this morning. At the U.S. Geological Survey gauge in Burlington the lake is 3 feet above flood stage. And the National Weather Service says Lake Champlain drains slowly, so it could remain above flood stage for several weeks.
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Officials Assess Flood Damage, As Residents Try To Cope
Friday, 05/06/11
By Ross Sneyd
Federal emergency management officials have begun touring the Lake Champlain shoreline to assess damage from historically high water.
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National Guard Assists In Flood Relief
Friday, 05/06/11
By Ross Sneyd
A crew of National Guard troops is in the Champlain Islands today helping residents deal with the ongoing flood. More than 400 homes have already been damaged and three destroyed as the lake has risen to historic highs. Video: Visitors Look At Lake Champlain Flooding
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Flood Waters Recede, Roads Still Closed
Friday, 04/29/11
Floodwaters are receding in northern Vermont, but many roads remain closed and homeowners are cleaning up big messes in the wake of flooding from heavy rains and snowmelt.
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Spring Floods Contribute To Lake Champlain Pollution
Thursday, 04/28/11
By John Dillon
The spring floods that have torn up roadways and damaged lakefront property are having an environmental impact as well. The high water has washed phosphorus and other pollutants downstream into Lake Champlain, and climate change could make the problem worse.
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Flood Clean-up Continues, FEMA To Assess Damage
Thursday, 04/28/11
By Ross Sneyd
Communities across northern Vermont continue to clean up from flash floods that swept the state this week. Lamoille County was among the hardest hit areas. In Johnson, the village sewage treatment plant was flooded. That caused only partially treated sewage to be released into the Lamoille River.
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Rivers Jump Banks And Rush Through Northern Vermont Communities
Wednesday, 04/27/11
By Ross Sneyd
Rivers across northern Vermont jumped their banks when strong storms and spring snowmelt came rushing out of the mountains over the past couple of days. That forced officials to close some schools and many roads.
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Officials Urge Caution In Flooded Areas
Wednesday, 04/27/11
By Lynne McCrea
Vermont Emergency Management officials say flood water in most areas has gone down considerably since last night. One concern now is keeping people safe when there's so much water on the road.
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Many Roads Closed By Spring Flooding
Wednesday, 04/27/11
By Ross Sneyd
Many 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.
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