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River Scientists

The four Vermont Regional River Scientists are the primary contact people for the physical assessment, restoration and protection of rivers and their corridors.

  The regional scientists provide the following services:

River Corridor and Floodplain Protection

The River Corridor & Floodplain Protection section works with landowners, municipalities, regional planning commissions, NGOs, and agencies of state and federal government to reduce flood risk by protecting and restoring natural and beneficial river and floodplain functions.  For other useful resources in helping your community prepare for flooding, visit the Flood Ready Vermont website.

River Management

Rivers Program

The Vermont Rivers Program is responsible for protecting and restoring natural river and floodplain processes to enhance water quality, ecological health, and flood resilience.  River resource protection is achieved through a combination of permitting, regulatory/non-regulatory technical assistance, assessment, planning, education, and outreach.   The Rivers Program is comprised of three sections:

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