The Vermont Department of Environmental
Conservation is working to reduce water pollution in the Lake Champlain watershed by requiring a number of municipalities and
other groups to do more to control storm water runoff.
A bad summer for water
quality in Lake Champlain seems to be getting worse. Over the past week, hot
weather, low water levels and a huge bloom of blue green algae have combined to
cause a massive fish kill in Missisquoi Bay.