Lake Champlain Levels To Slowly Drop

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Water levels on Lake Champlain are falling slowly, but remain at record high levels this morning.

At the U.S. Geological Survey gauge in Burlington the lake is 3 feet above flood stage.

And the National Weather Service says Lake Champlain drains slowly, so it could remain above flood stage for several weeks.

Last week, the Vermont Agency of Transportation was working hard to keep main routes open to the Lake Champlain Islands.

The U.S. Route 2 causeway which connects the islands to Milton is open. Crews brought in concrete barriers and fill to keep the road open. And they’ve added markers to keep drivers on the road.

The high waters have flooded hundreds of homes along the 120-mile lake. And many shoreline roads remain closed due to flooding.

Forecasters say the combination of wind and wave action over the weekend compounded structural damage to flooded homes and camps and could further erode roadbeds.

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