green infrastructure

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey

Vermont is participating in the 2022 National Clean Watersheds Needs Survey.  The survey starts March 1, 2022 and ends February 28, 2023 and performed by US EPA with participation from all of the States.  The survey collects reports and cost information for all of the projects that are planned and needed by states and municipalities to comply with our Clean Water Act obligations. EPA will then compile the survey information and create a report to Congress.

Green Infrastructure

The Green Infrastructure Collaborative (GIC) is a partnership between the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program (LCSG) at UVM and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The Collaborative will promote Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) practices in Vermont watersheds to manage stormwater runoff from developed lands. 

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal log graph

The Geological Survey focused on collecting water well temperature data as an indicator of temperature gradients, radionuclide chemistry as a potential natural augmentation to heat production, thermal conductivity measurements which impact heat flow, and structural data particularly rock anisotropy and fracture data. Thermal conductivity and geochemical data for 40 rock samples plus 17 water well temperature records were uploaded to the National Geothermal Data System for easy access.

Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure describes a set of practices and design principles that uses natural processes to manage the effects of urbanization on water.  The 2017 Vermont Stormwater Management Manual Rule and Design Guidance has been updated to incorporate more green infrastructure stormwater treatment practices into the treatment standards and design requireents for projects that require a state issued operational stormwater permit. 

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