Blue-green algae

State Selects Contractor to Assess Phosphorus Management Options in Lake Carmi

12 December 2017

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pleased to announce the selection of a contractor to conduct the first phase of the Lake Carmi In-Lake Phosphorus Management Project. The objective of this phase is to identify the most cost-effective strategy to reduce in-lake phosphorus. The three-phase project is a key part of the lar

What are Cyanobacteria?

Magnified cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria are photosynthesizing bacteria that may produce cyanotoxins that can cause illness to exposed human and animal populations.   A bloom is a visually identified concentration of cyanobacteria that discolors the water.  Cyanobacterial cells may be found at the water surface, at a defined depth, or present throughout the water column. 

Cyanotoxin Monitoring Program

Summer 2020, marks the sixth year DWGWPD is collaborating 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 public water systems for 12 weeks (July through September). 

2020 Program

Week One: July 17, 2020 No Cyanotoxin Detections

Week Two: July 24, 2020 No Cyanotoxin Detections

Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria Importance to Drinking Water Facilities

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