If an activity will change, alter, or modify the course, current, or cross section of any watercourse within or along the boundaries of VT, that activity may be require a permit. The Rivers Program issues permits covering three general areas of activities. These three areas are:
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:
What is the Monitoring and Assessment Program?
Flood Hazard Area & River Corridor Protection Procedure: Act 250/Section 248 proceedings
Flood Hazard Area & River Corridor Rule: Activities exempt from municipal regulation