State Releases Plan To Manage Lake Champlain Bay

The state of Vermont is hoping to improve water quality in Lake Champlain’s Missisquoi Bay basin, which has been the site of toxic algae blooms, by reducing bacteria that flows into the bay and finding solutions to suspected discharges in the towns of Enosburg Falls, North Troy, Richford and Swanton.

Blue-Green Algae Bloom At Dangerous Levels On Lake

On Lake Champlain, hot weather and pollution have triggered blooms of toxic blue-green algae. The blooms are a near-annual event. But this year, they’ve reached dangerous levels in Missisquoi Bay. The state Health Department says pets and people should stay out of the affected water. And a town in Quebec that uses the bay for its water supply says the water is no longer safe to drink.