The Lake Champlain Basin atlas
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The Lake Champlain Basin atlas

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Published by Northern Cartographic .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL11563815M
ISBN 100944187420
ISBN 109780944187425
OCLC/WorldCa45298991

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The Lake Champlain Basin Atlas contains more than 20 interactive maps that illustrate a variety of themes and issues in the Lake Champlain Basin. Accompanying text, figures, and photographs further explain the natural and cultural features that define the Basin. From history to phosphorus to zebra mussels, you’ll find lots of information about Lake Champlain and its watershed here. The total area of the Lake Champlain Basin is 8, square miles, a significantly large watershed relative to the Lake’s surface area. About 56% of the Basin is in Vermont, 37% in New York, and 7% in Quebec. Visit the Lake Facts page for more statistics about Lake Champlain and its Basin. Find answers by comparing them with the maps found in the Lake Champlain Basin Atlas. You may also want to add the following to your map: title, date, legend, north arrow, and author. Lake Champlain Basin Label the Lake Champlain Basin, Lake Champlain, Lake George, the states of New York and Vermont, and the Province of Quebec, Canada. Draw in the US/Canadian border line and the . The TMDL is the amount of phosphorus that Lake Champlain can receive and still meet established targets. In , the US EPA established a new TMDL for the Vermont portion of the watershed in an effort to reduce phosphorus pollution. The “Watersheds by Lake Segment” map shows the areas of the Basin that drain into each of the 13 lake segments.

  The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) works in partnership with government agencies from New York, Vermont, and Quebec, private organizations, local communities, and individuals to coordinate and fund efforts which benefit the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources. Visit the Lake Champlain Basin Atlas Beaches page for more information. Average Lake Freeze Date: The average Lake freeze date (across the Lake’s widest part) is February 12th. During the frigid winter of , it froze on February 15th, and during , the Lake froze on January 27th. In . Lake Champlain is in the Lake Champlain Valley between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York, drained northward by the mile-long ( km) Richelieu River into the St. Lawrence River at Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, northeast and downstream of Montreal, also receives the waters from the mile-long (51 km) Lake George, so its basin collects waters from. North America Endorheic basins. Tularosa basin. Lake Otero; Lake Lucero; present day; Atlantic Drainage. St. Lawrence River drainage, i.e., the Great Lakes. Champlain Sea; 11, – 8, YBP on the lower St. Lawrence, from Ottawa River to the Gulf of St. Lawrence; Lake Ontario basin: 8, YBP. Early Lake Ontario; 8, – 11, YBP; Lake Admiralty; 10, YBP; Lake Frontenac; 12,

More about these mollusks from the Lake Champlain Basin Atlas: “The zebra mussel is a small freshwater mollusk native to the Black and Caspian Sea regions. First discovered in the Great Lakes in , it is thought that they were transported to North America in the ballast tanks of ships. Since then, the mussels have spread throughout much of. Lake Champlain is generally a source of reliable clean water, but too much phosphorus in the Lake poses pollution challenges. The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is a pollution budget that establishes limits for the amount of phosphorus the lake can receive and still remain healthy. Lake Champlain Basin Atlas. Recent Phosphorus Trends –. Four goals outlined in the version of the Lake Champlain management plan Opportunities for Action—clean water, healthy ecosystems, thriving communities, and an informed and involved public—serve as the framework for much of the LCBP’s work, including the State of the Lake and Ecosystems Indicators Report. The report presents the most recent information on. From lakeshore to mountain summit, the Basin offers a unique tapestry of natural and cultural landscapes. More. History. Take a trip through million years of history with our timeline of the Lake Champlain Basin. More.