Report on Statewide Stream Condition Recently Released
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Report on Statewide Stream Condition Recently Released

Scientists with the Assessment and Monitoring Program in DEC’s Watershed Management Division recently completed a five year long biological assessment of Vermont’s streams and rivers, and a report has been released on the findings of this study. Wadeable stream reaches were randomly selected throughout the State, and surveyed for water chemistry, habitat quality, and macroinvertebrate … Continue reading

Introducing the Vermont Integrated Watershed Information System!
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Introducing the Vermont Integrated Watershed Information System!

Are you interested in the condition of surface waters in your area?  Would you like a one-stop shop to find water data for Vermont?  Welcome to V-IWIS, Vermont’s new Integrated Watershed Information System.  “IWIS” was built to provide users access to all sorts of water chemistry, quality, and biomonitoring data from the Watershed Management Division’s … Continue reading

A closer look at the statewide condition of stream biology in Vermont
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A closer look at the statewide condition of stream biology in Vermont

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) scientists recently completed a large survey to assess the statewide health of Vermont’s rivers and streams. This study involved detailed assessments of 73 randomly selected stream sites, including fish population surveys, macroinvertebrate sampling (i.e. insects and other small creatures that live on the stream bottom), and water chemistry monitoring. … Continue reading