say an invasive aquatic algae that turned up last summer in the Connecticut and White rivers and the Batten Kill has now been
spotted in the Mad River, its first incursion into the Lake Champlain basin.
invasive algae found last summer in several Vermont rivers appears not to have spread to other streams
around the state. But
state officials are still concerned. They say that anglers and other people who
travel from river to river should take precautions to contain the outbreak.
John Dillon reports.
August is typically one of the rainiest months in Vermont. But not this year; the chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee says he doesn’t plan any confirmation hearings on a new attorney general until he gets more answers from the Bush administration; a Middlebury College biology professor says three years of research have concluded the best way to control an invasive plant in Vermont ponds and lakes is an insect.