lake monitoring

Water Quality Monitoring Program Strategy 2011-2020

16 May 2015
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation's Water Quality Monitoring Program Strategy: 2011 - 2020 (Updated May 2015). The Vermont Water Quality Monitoring Strategy (WQMS) has two primary purposes: (1) to describe the who, what, where, when and why of monitoring Vermont’s waters and (2) to work with our monitoring partners to provide additional information and communicate these results.

LaRosa Volunteer Monitoring

The LaRosa Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Analytical Services Partnerships
                                                           (LaRosa Partnership)   

Acid Rain

Vermont Long-Term Monitoring (VLTM) of Acid Sensitive Lakes

Monitoring


Collage including several stoneflies on a rock, a 9-inch trout next to a ruler, a man wading with net


The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation's Watershed Management Division monitors the water quality of lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and wetlands across Vermont.

Cyanobacteria in Vermont

Cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) are common native organisms in lakes, ponds and rivers around the world.  In Vermont, they can be found in any water body, river or stream.  Some species of cyanobacteria produce toxins and these toxins have been documented in some Vermont lakes.  Cyanobacteria are not always toxic and it is not possible to tell by looking if toxins are present.  For this reason, the Vermont Department of Health and the Vermont DEC recommend that everyone avoid contact with cyanobacteria.

Zebra Mussel Monitoring Program

Lake Champlain Basin Program logoLake Champlain Zebra Mussel Monitoring Program

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC), in cooperation with the Lake Champlain Basin Program, initiated the Lake Champlain Zebra Mussel Monitoring Program in 1994 to track the zebra mussel's distribution through the lake. Reports are provided annually.

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