iNaturalist Project for Ground Truthing of Wetland Locations
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iNaturalist Project for Ground Truthing of Wetland Locations

YOU can take part in this effort and keep a safe 6 ft social distance. The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is embarking on increasing the amount of wetland mapping within the Otter, Little Otter, and Lewis Creek watersheds. Recent availability of high-resolution air photos and LIDAR elevation data make it possible to map wetlands … Continue reading

Road erosion mapping in Chittenden County
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Road erosion mapping in Chittenden County

In an effort to help its municipalities prepare for DEC’s pending Municipal Roads General Permit, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) completed several municipal Road Erosion Inventories this past summer. Working in partnership with Jim Ryan and other DEC staff, CCRPC adapted DEC’s inventory questions for use in a mobile app (Esri’s Collector for … Continue reading

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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

Online Mapping for River Management in Chittenden County
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Online Mapping for River Management in Chittenden County

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) has been a long time partner with the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) in promoting the science behind Fluvial Erosion Hazard (FEH) assessments and river corridors. Starting in the mid-2000s, many entities including ANR, the University of Vermont, the CCRPC and local watershed organizations have carried out Phase … Continue reading

Restoring the Lamoille River Watershed – A Story Map
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Restoring the Lamoille River Watershed – A Story Map

River corridor planning helps remediate river instability that is largely responsible for erosion problems, increased sediment and nutrient loading. Community involvement is essential, and the Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC) has developed an interactive web map to de-mystify river corridor planning language and highlight river corridor planning and restoration projects being accomplished by many organizations … 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

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