In Summer 2017, DWGWPD collaborated again with the Vermont Department of Health (VDH), to offer at no cost cyanotoxin analysis of raw and finished water at the VDH laboratory for the 22 Lake Champlain-sourced water systems for 12 weeks (July through September).
Week Seven: August 25, 2017 Cyanotoxin Monitoring Results (updated 9/8/17)
Week Eight: September 1, 2017 Cyanotoxin Monitoring Results (updated 9/8/17)
Previous Cyanotoxin Monitoring Program Data:
As part of this effort, Vermont water suppliers have attended cyanobacteria training developed for the summer volunteer monitors to learn how to visually assess their raw water source for the presence of cyanobacteria. All drinking water facilities on Lake Champlain receive weekly email updates on cyanobacteria populations through the summer cyanobacteria monitoring program. This program is a collaborative effort between VDH, DEC, and the Lake Champlain Committee (LCC). The VDH Cyanobacteria Tracker allows for bloom identification in Lake Champlain.
- Know What Grows in Our Lake: How to Identify Cyanobacteria - video from VDH
- Cyanobacteria Identification Training - video from LCC
- Lake Champlain Weekly Status Report
- Lake Champlain Basin Program: Opportunities for Action (includes information concerning drinking water systems and cyanobacteria)
- Guidance - Suggestions for Public Water Suppliers Regarding Assessing the Results of Weekly Lake-Wide Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program