Watershed Scientists Assist in PFOA Response by Testing Water, Sediment & Fish
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Watershed Scientists Assist in PFOA Response by Testing Water, Sediment & Fish

Scientists from the Watershed Management Division have been actively assisting the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation in responding to the identification of “PFOA” contamination in drinking water wells near Bennington, Vermont. Information about this chemical, DEC’s response to its discovery in the vicinity of Bennington and Pownal, and resources for prospectively affected individuals, may be … Continue reading

Lake Bomoseen Stormwater Study to Assess Sources of Sediment and Nutrients from Sucker Brook
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Lake Bomoseen Stormwater Study to Assess Sources of Sediment and Nutrients from Sucker Brook

The Poultney Mettowee Conservation District, in collaboration with the Lake Bomoseen Association (LBA), received a grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Ecosystem Restoration Program to conduct a watershed assessment of the Sucker Brook sub-basin in order identify projects that will improve water quality in the lake. As a result of Tropical Storm Irene, … Continue reading

Lake Group to the RESCUE
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Lake Group to the RESCUE

Even before Tropical Storm Irene, members of the Lake Rescue Association (LRA) were concerned about the amount of sediment accumulating in the lake they cherished. They undertook studies to determine sources of excess sediments entering the chain of lakes fed by the Black River: Amherst, Echo, Rescue, and Pauline. While there are a number of … Continue reading

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Cooperative Monitoring and Planning Leads to Improvements in Water Quality

In the past, historical development in the vicinity of the Mansfield Base area of Stowe Mountain Resort has at times had unintended and significant impacts on nearby streams. These impacts have included increased runoff from paved surfaces that deliver undertreated stormwater runoff and associated sediment that impact streams. These impacts affect the instream habitat for … Continue reading