The 2019 Draft Deerfield River and Adjacent Connecticut River Tributaries Tactical Basin Plan is available for public comment from December 10 through January 20, 2019. The public is invited to learn more about and provide feedback on the Draft Deerfield River and adjacent Connecticut River Tributaries Tactical Basin Plan. Developed by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, the plan includes details about the types of projects that will be needed to maintain and improve water quality in the Deerfield, Green, and North Rivers and Fall River, Broad, Crosby, and Whetstone Brooks. The draft plan outlines the actions that the state and local community organizations will take to protect and restore rivers, lakes, and wetlands in the basin.
“It’s important to get public feedback on this Tactical Basin Plan because the plan will guide all water quality restoration and protection projects in the region for the next five years,” said Margo Ghia, Natural Resources Planner for Windham Regional Commission.
Meetings will take place in the following locations:
Tuesday, December 10th, 6:30-8pm
Brattleboro Savings and Loan Community Room – 221 Main Street Brattleboro
Enter through the back entrance, park in the Savings and Loan parking lot out back.
Thursday, Dec. 19, 6:30-8pm
Wilmington Town Hall - 2 East Main Street, Wilmington
Copies of the draft plan can be viewed on-line as of December 10 at https://dec.vermont.gov/sites/dec/files/WID/B12_Public_DRAFT_2019-12-10.pdf or by requesting a copy from Marie Caduto by email at Marie.Caduto@vermont.gov or 802-289-0633. The public comment period runs until January 20, 2020. Comments received by this date will be addressed in a responsiveness summary.
March 11, 2014 - Deerfield River and Adjacent Connecticut River Tactical Plan Issued
The Agency is pleased to present the Deerfield River Tactical Basin Plan for public use. Accompanying the Plan are a set of Appendices. The Agency encourages all prospective users of this plan to contact: Marie Levesque Caduto, Watershed Coordinator, for more information on how to get work with ANR for the protection or restoration of the Deerfield River Basin. Hardcopies of the Plan and appendices are available by request.
The mapping specialists at the Agency have geographically identified all of the protection and restoration strategies in the Implementation Table of the Deerfield River Tactical Basin Plan on the ANR Atlas. This content can be enabled in the Atlas by looking to the upper-right of the screen, and selecting "Tactical Basin Planning" from the various Atlas Themes.
The Deerfield River rises in the Green Mountains in the towns of Glastenbury and Stratton in the southern part of Vermont. It flows through south central Vermont then cross the Vermont-Massachusetts border before it joins the Connecticut River. The Deerfield River has four branches in Vermont: North Branch, South Branch, East Branch and West Branch. Two of the Deerfield’s main tributaries, the East Branch of the North River and the Green River, originate in Vermont and enter the Deerfield River near Greenfield, Massachusetts. The Deerfield River system, including the East Branch of the North River and the Green River, drains 14 Vermont towns in two counties and is about 318 square miles in area. The Deerfield River watershed is designated as Planning Basin 12.
Draining directly into the Connecticut River from the towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Vernon, on south to the Massachusetts line are the Broad, Crosby, and Whetstone Brooks and the Fall River. Broad Brook drains 23.8 square miles; Crosby Brook 5.71 square miles; Whetstone Brook 25.5 square miles; and the Vermont portion of the Fall River, 10.4 square miles. These waters make up a portion of Planning Basin 13.
Marie Levesque Caduto, Watershed Coordinator
Vermont ANR / Department of Environmental Conservation
100 Mineral Street, Suite 303
Springfield, VT 05156-3168
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination in Brattleboro, FINAL REPORT (January, 2012)
- Basin 12 Water Quality and Aquatic Habitat Updated Assessment Report
- Basin 13 - Lower Connecticut River Direct Drainage Assessment Report (April 2002)
- Crosby Brook Stream Corridor Restoration Plan
- The Biotic Condition of Crosby Brook and Exploration of the Environmental Stressors on the Aquatic Communities
- Whetstone Brook Watershed Corridor Plan
- Deerfield River Enhancement Fund
- Map of Vermont's 15 Major Drainage Basins
- Vermont Surface Water Management Strategy
- Watershed Planning
- Windham Regional Commission
- Bennington County Regional Commission
- Windham Natural Resources Conservation District
- Bennington County Conservation District
- Deerfield River Watershed Association & Friends of the Green River
- Lake Raponda Association
- Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance
- Connecticut River Watershed Council
- Connecticut River Joint Commissions