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April 2016

Giving Rivers and Streams Room to Move

Flooding is a natural event.  In a healthy system, the river broadens across the floodplain during high water events, losing velocity and depositing sediment as it widens.  Over the years, a river corridor develops which support the river’s  natural movement over the years and reduces the amount of erosion.  The protection of river corridors is an …

Spiny Waterflea does change your lake

Spiny waterflea were found in Lake Champlain in the summer of 2014.  They have since spread throughout the lake.  The challenge for us in Vermont is to keep them out of our inland lakes.  A recent study of Lake Mendota in Wisconsin found that spiny waterflea there eat 60% of …