Mapping the Mighty Missisquoi
Progress / Science

Mapping the Mighty Missisquoi

The Missisquoi is a gem of Vermont. From its alpine headwaters on Jay Peak to the federally-protected, waterfowl-filled delta on Lake Champlain, the Missisquoi dashes, then saunters through a landscape that is both quintessentially Vermont and uniquely rugged. The Missisquoi, whose name is derived from an Algonquian Abenaki word meaning place of large rocks, is … Continue reading

Opportunities / Science

GIS Mapping Project assists the Otter Creek Tactical Basin Plan

Impervious surfaces in urban settings are inevitable as the natural landscape is replaced by streets, buildings, houses and parking lots. This built environment results in reduced infiltration during heavy rain storms. As a result, stormwater can overwhelm urban drainage systems and result in street flooding and pollutants in streams. There are a number of places … Continue reading

Stormwater Mapping Project Update
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Stormwater Mapping Project Update

  The Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) recently completed draft stormwater geographic information system (GIS) drainage maps for 21 urbanized cities, villages and hamlets in the Lake Memphremagog, Upper Connecticut River, Passumpsic River, and Stevens-Wells-Waits-Ompompanoosuc River watersheds. The Program plans to complete a statewide drainage map of all urbanized areas by 2017. The maps will be … Continue reading