New Tactical Basin Plans for the Winooski River and the White River Watersheds Issued by the Watershed Management Division
Announcements

New Tactical Basin Plans for the Winooski River and the White River Watersheds Issued by the Watershed Management Division

As we ring in the New Year, it’s a great time to make healthy choices.  As a state, we can start making healthy choices for our rivers, lakes and wetlands.  This year, the Watershed Management Division issued Tactical Basin Plans (TBP) for two watersheds – the Winooski River and the White River.  The TBPs are … Continue reading

Regional Planning Assists with Flood Resiliency Identification and Prioritization
Announcements / Progress

Regional Planning Assists with Flood Resiliency Identification and Prioritization

With assistance from Clean Water Act Section 604b funding, Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC) has been working with several towns in their region to strengthen infrastructure and better prepare for future floods and conducted a mapping analysis to determine the percentage of river/road conflict in each town in Lamoille County.  Based on this analysis, LCPC … Continue reading

Two-Rivers Ottauquechee Commission Helps Randolph, Braintree, Brookfield Address Stormwater
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Two-Rivers Ottauquechee Commission Helps Randolph, Braintree, Brookfield Address Stormwater

The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) completed a Stormwater Management Plan in late February for the Ayers Brook, a tributary of the White River, whose watershed primarily covers parts of the Towns of Randolph, Braintree, and Brookfield. Ayers Brook has been historically classified as impaired due to high levels of streambank erosion, loss of riparian … Continue reading

Orange and Windsor County Road Foreman Meeting Address Municipal Roads General Permit
Progress

Orange and Windsor County Road Foreman Meeting Address Municipal Roads General Permit

On February 10, 2016, the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) hosted a Road Foreman Regional Meeting in the new Chelsea Town Garage for road foreman of towns in Orange and Windsor Counties in East Central Vermont. Road foreman from the two counties checked out the shiny new garage in Chelsea and enjoyed bagels and coffee. … Continue reading

WSMD working with stakeholders to develop guidance for the new water quality standard for de-icing salt residues.
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WSMD working with stakeholders to develop guidance for the new water quality standard for de-icing salt residues.

In October of 2014, the Watershed Management Division (WSMD) completed a two-year effort to update the Vermont Water Quality Standards. A new feature of the updated standards are numeric criteria (aka allowable levels) for chlorides. Chloride is a chemical element in waters that comes from industrial and municipal wastewaters, agricultural wastes, and most commonly, deicing … Continue reading

Winooski Watershed Partners Launch Free Storm Smart Assessments for Basin Residents
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Winooski Watershed Partners Launch Free Storm Smart Assessments for Basin Residents

The Storm Smart program is now available for all homeowners and property managers across the Winooski watershed! Storm Smart is a free program that helps people make their homes, driveways, and yards better able to ‘soak up the storm’ so each property builds flood resilience, protects biodiversity, and keeps rivers clean. Developed and launched in … Continue reading