Various maps of northern Lake Champlain watershed:
With many thanks to Stone Environmental and to Northwest Regional Planning Commission for these maps, for many other maps and for all of their assistance to FNLC.
Missisquoi Bay Basin: The watershed is 1,200 square miles, with about 60% of the watershed in Vermont in Franklin County, Orleans County and a tiny corner of Lamoille County. About 40% is in Quebec.
Major sub-watersheds in the Missisquoi Bay Basin
Land use in Franklin County: 67% forest, 17% agriculture and 4% developed land. The remainder is undeveloped land, wetlands and water.
Buffer gaps along streams and rivers: buffers are effective means to reduce pollution. Over half of the streams and rivers still need buffers.
Wetland areas are critical for slowing down water and for trapping sediment and nutrients. There are thousands of acres of wetlands in the northern Lake, but there are thousands more acres of wetlands that need to be restored
Lake Champlain reflects you, reflects us all.
Our reflection looks better in clean water.
Make it happen.