USDA Program Aims To Clean Up Phosphorous In Missisquoi Bay

Missisquoi Bay has been plagued for years by some of the worst phosphorus pollution and blue-green algae in Lake Champlain. Phosphorus comes primarily from agricultural runoff. So the U.S. Agriculture Department wants to pay farmers to adopt practices that would keep pollution from running off their fields and into the lake.

The Lake Champlain Floods, One Year Later

This time last spring, Lake Champlain was still rising, inundating homes, roads, fields and businesses. For more than two months, the lake was above flood stage. The impact, on residents in communities all along the lake, and on the environment was significant.