Lake Carmi

Fishing on Lake Carmi.  Image by Larry Myott
Image by Larry Myott

Lake Carmi is one of Vermont’s jewels. Nestled among hills less than a one-hour drive northeast of Burlington, this 1,400-acre lake is a popular destination for anglers, birders, boaters, and campers. Lake Carmi State Park offers 173 campsites as well as a boat launch, day-use picnic area, swimming beach, and walking trails. 

During 2017, Lake Carmi’s summer recreational season was cut short by an intense, prolonged cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) bloom, causing many to ask what actions had been taken to improve water quality and what else could be done. 

This page serves as a central location for information about monitoring and management of Lake Carmi’s water quality, with emphasis on actions in the watershed.


Aeration Modeling and Design Report
August 24, 2018

Crisis Response Plan
August 22, 2018

The Crisis Response Plan outlines ongoing efforts to address water quality issues. Additional public comments related to the issued Plan may be submitted through September 10, 2018 to or by USPS to:

Renita Marshall, Executive Assistant
Office of the Commissioner, VT DEC
1 National Life Drive, Main 2
Montpelier VT  05620-3522

DRAFT Crisis Response Plan
July 17, 2018

Lake Carmi Monitoring Points Toward More Actions Needed on the Land and on the Water
May 10, 2018

Cleaning Up Lake Carmi: Land and Water
April 30, 2018

Lake Carmi Monitoring Presentation
Lake Carmi Score Card Trends and Status Assessment
Lake Carmi Supplemental Monitoring 2016-2017
April 20, 2018

Scoping Report
February 6, 2018

Report on Sediment Runoff
January 12, 2018

Agricultural Water Quality Implementation and Planning
November 15, 2017

Lake Carmi State Park Wastewater Innovations
September 22, 2017