Water Quality Monitoring On Lake Champlain
For 15 years, Lake Champlain has been monitored by the state to measure both biological and chemical changes to the lake ecosystem. The data from the monitoring is used to help make decisions about how to manage the Lake's phosphorus levels and keep track of blue-green algae. This year has been of particularly interesting because of the flooding in May and tropical storm Irene. Conservation Correspondent Bridget Butler went out on Lake Champlain with aquatic biologists Angela Shambaugh and Pete Stangel to watch how data is collected and what changes they have seen on the Lake this summer.