Clean Water

The diverse ecosystems, working
landscapes, and vibrant communities
that inspire and sustain us depend on
clean water. Learn about pollution
reduction strategies.

Healthy Habitats
Connect Us All

Lakeshores, stream banks, and wetlands are critical to clean
water and biodiversity. Learn about efforts to improve
habitat connectivity in the Basin ecosystem.

We Care for
What We Know

Recreation fosters stewardship of the Basin’s rich
natural and cultural heritage by connecting people
to the landscape while supporting local economies.
Learn about ways to explore the Basin.

Informed Citizens
Make Wiser Choices

Citizens who have an understanding and
appreciation of water resources make informed
choices about actions that might contribute to
pollution. Learn about education programs.

    Publications & Reports FeedPublications & Reports

    Report Released: City of Plattsburgh Stormwater Conveyance System & Green Infrastructure Planning

    August 6, 2015 – 

    The City of Plattsburgh (City) is the most urbanized area within the New York State Lake Champlain Basin. Land-use varies from residential areas with small and large parks and schools to the industrial sections and the highly commercialized downtown. All of these areas contribute to the imperviousness of the land within the City, which creates […]

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    2015 State of the Lake Report Released

    July 2, 2015 – 

    The LCBP released the 2015 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report on June 30, 2015. Request a copy by contacting us at, or head over to the online version at

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    Report Released: Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Floodplain Protection Activities in Waterbury, VT and Willsboro, NY

    April 27, 2015 – 

    This project evaluates the costs and benefits of floodplain protection in Waterbury, Vermont and Willsboro, New York in the Lake Champlain Basin, U.S.A. The primary elements of the project are ecosystem service valuation, buildout/conservation analysis, hydrologic calculations of current existing peak flows and predicted future peak flows, hydraulic modeling of floodplains, building damage simulations due […]

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    March 2015 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    March 31, 2015 – 

    Read the March 2015 Casin’ the Basin e-News: MOU Extends Cooperative Basin Management • LCBP Awards $662,471 in Grants • Love the Lake is a Hoot! • more…

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    LCBP Annual Report of Activities

    February 20, 2015 – 

    This summary annual report highlights LCBP projects that were in progress or concluded between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014. It includes both external contracts managed by LCBP, and key LCBP tasks implemented by staff during this time period. Report

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    December 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    December 26, 2014 – 

    Read the 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-News: UVM Extension Reduces Runoff from Farms • Boat Launch Stewards Target AIS • 2014 International CVNHP Summit • more…

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    USGS Report: Lake Champlain 2011 Flooding Extent

    November 13, 2014 – 

    Assessment of the Spatial Extent and Height of Flooding in Lake Champlain During May 2011, Using Satellite Remote Sensing and Ground-Based Information Landsat 5 and moderate resolution imaging spectro-radiometer satellite imagery were used to map the area of inundation of Lake Champlain, which forms part of the border between New York and Vermont, during May […]

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    New Report Assesses Impact of Invasive Species on Adirondack Park Economy

    October 21, 2014 – 

    A new report—The Actual and Potential Economic Impact of Invasive Species on the Adirondack Park: A Preliminary Assessment—explores the economic impacts of invasive species on specific sectors of the Adirondack Park’s economy. This first-of-its-kind assessment for the Adirondacks analyzes actual and potential impacts of eight invasive species, summarizes expenditures across sectors, species and strategies, and […]

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    June 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    July 1, 2014 – 

    Read the June 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-newsletter: Morpion Creek Barrier Reduces Lamprey • New LiDAR data for the Basin • Climate Change in the Basin • more…

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    White Paper Released: Boat Inspection and Decontamination for Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention – Recommendations for the Adirondack Region

    June 18, 2014 – 

    Aquatic invasive species (AIS) pose a significant threat to the Adirondack environment and economy. For more than a decade, organizations and communities in the Adirondack region have worked together to address invasive species through coordination, prevention, education, detection, and management initiatives. Shoreowners, municipalities, and state agencies spend millions of dollars managing infestations each year. Studies […]

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