Dry Hydrants in Rivers and Lakes
Science

Dry Hydrants in Rivers and Lakes

Historically, our rivers and lakes have been used for fishing, water power for mills making lumber and woolens, and moving commercial goods, etc.  Today, our rivers and lakes are used and valued for aquatic ecosystems, swimming, fishing, boating, water supplies, hydropower, and fire protection by means of dry hydrants installed for town fire departments.  The … Continue reading

Vermont Applies Fluvial Geomorphic Science in Managing Rivers and Floodplains as a Functioning System
Announcements / Progress

Vermont Applies Fluvial Geomorphic Science in Managing Rivers and Floodplains as a Functioning System

Over the past twelve months the Rivers Program has guided the adoption of a Stream Alteration Rule (12-23-13) and a Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Rule (10-24-14). These coupled with the recent publication of a Statewide River Corridor Base Map (11-25-14) and a set of Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Protection Procedures (12-05-14) … Continue reading