lake monitoring

Cyanobacteria in Vermont

Icon to access cyanobacteria volunteer monitoring recruitment flyerCyanobacteria (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.

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.

Acid Rain

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

Monitoring

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation's Watershed Management Division monitors the water quality of lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and wetlands across Vermont. These monitoring activities are carried out in conjunction with Vermont's Water Quality Monitoring Program Strategy and are outlined in our Field Methods Manual. This strategy spells out several objectives, which include the following:

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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