Basin 15 - Basin Planning for the Watershed Drained by the Passumpsic River

Passumpsic River Watershed Planning

The Draft Passumpsic River Tactical Basin plan will be released for public comment on June 13th, 2019.  The Plan provides an overall assessment of the health of the Passumpsic River basin and defines on-going and future actions and strategies to address high-priority pollutants such as pathogens, sedimentation and stream channel erosion. The Plan presents the recommendations of State and Federal resource agencies, watershed partner organizations, planning commissions, municipalities, and individual citizens.

The public is encouraged to attend public meetings to hear a presentation and offer their comments and suggestions. Meetings will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 at the following locations:

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 BURKE COMMUNITY BUILDING - 222 SCHOOL STREET, WEST BURKE
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 27 NVDA CONFERENCE ROOM - 36 EASTERN AVE, ST JOHNSBURY VT

Public comments on the draft plan can also be submitted by directly to Ben Copans by July 19th by email at: ben.copans@vermont.gov
By mail at: 374 Emerson Falls Road, Suite 4 St. Johnsbury VT 05819 
By phone at: (802) 751-2610

A summary of the Draft plan is available at the following link: 2019 Draft plan Summary

The full plan is available at the following link: 2019 Passumpsic Tactical Basin Plan - Draft for public comment

A story map providing a summary of the plan is available at the following link: Draft Passumpsic plan Story map

A report on water quality conditions in the Passumpsic River basin is available at: The Passumpsic Watershed - Water Quality Assessment Report 2018 (January 2019)

The previous version of the Passumpsic tactical basin plan was published in 2014 in conjunction with the Upper Connecticut River Basin.  This plan is available at the following Link: 2014 Passumpsic and Upper Connecticut River Tactical Basin Plan

Our Major Partners & Stakeholders

The priority projects and strategies in the tactical basin plans are completed with help from our partners. The list below is not an exhaustive inventory of all the folks that help make the waters of the Passumpsic River Basin clean for consumption and recreation. Many thanks to all those who volunteer and support Vermont's goals for water quality excellence