Maintaining the Stream Gage Program in the Lake Champlain Basin
  • Petitioned Secretary Sally Jewell

This petition was delivered to:

Department of the Interior
Secretary Sally Jewell
USGS
Acting Director Suzette Kimball

Maintaining the Stream Gage Program in the Lake Champlain Basin

    1. Lake Champlain International
    2. Petition by

      Lake Champlain International

      Colchester, VT

Stream gages are important scientific instruments for many purposes. First and foremost, gages provide data that protect human life and property. They also provide data that contribute to Lake Champlain protection and restoration programs. Furthermore, gages allow us to understand how rivers function and provide historical trend information. Stream gage data is irreplaceable.

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    • Kent Henderson SAINT ALBANS, VT
      • 6 months ago

      The Friends of Northern Lake Champlain relies on the Gages in our long standing water sampling project on the Rock River to detect effects of improved agronomic practices on P load during high events.

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    • Jeffrey Lefebvre COLCHESTER, VT
      • 6 months ago

      I live by the lake and the water level is important to property protection.

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    • Christine Paluga ESSEX JUNCTION, VT
      • 6 months ago

      Valuable data is necessary for a healthy lake and watershed.

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    • Andrew Wickert BOULDER, CO
      • 11 months ago

      Water is a vital resource, and gaps in data irrevocably reduce the usefulness of a gage record for years to come by preventing or obscuring many analyses important to assessing water resources and flood risk.

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    • Sylvia Knight CHARLOTTE, VT
      • over 1 year ago

      Monitoring Lake Champlain levels scientifically helps us track and understand the effects of extreme weather events on the Lake, people and wildlife.

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