Lake Memphremagog Study report on Nutrient Loading available for public review


November 25th, 2019 – The Memphremagog Study Advisory Group (MSAG) has released their draft report entitled Study on nutrient loading and impacts on Lake Memphremagog for public review. The 30-day public comment period on the draft study begins Monday, November 25, 2019 and will continue until Tuesday, December 24, 2019.

On October 19, 2017, the IJC was asked by the Canadian and American governments to examine the various problems linked to nutrient loading in Lake Memphremagog and Missisquoi bay on Lake Champlain, and to recommend ways to increase efforts to help reduce nutrient loading within the watersheds.

Coordinated by Memphremagog Conservation Inc (MCI) and the Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA), and guided by 12 people from the MSAG, this binational effort provides a snapshot of the current state of the Memphremagog watershed, presents a review of current management efforts, provides a science and policy analysis, and presents recommendations on ways to consolidate and improve current efforts geared to reduce concentrations of nutrients, and the proliferation of aquatic plants and cyanobacteria that they cause in Lake Memphremagog.

Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments on the draft study:

  1. on the IJC website at this link, or

  2. by email at one of these addresses:,,

  3. or by mail at one of these addresses:
    MCI, 51 Cabana St., Magog, Qc, J1X 2C4
    MWA, PO Box 513, Newport, VT 05855 

Quick Links

Comment on the draft study report

For additional information on the project, visit the study’s website.

About MCI: Memphremagog Conservation Inc. (MCI) based in Magog, Quebec, is a non-profit organisation formed of volunteers, working since 1967 for the protection of the environmental health and natural beauty of Lake Memphremagog and its watershed. With the strength of its membership, it works to ensure that all residents of the region can benefit from and enjoy a healthy lake, for today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

About MWA: Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) based in Newport, VT, is a non-profit organization formed in 2007, and is dedicated to the preservation of the environmental and natural beauty of the Memphremagog Watershed and to ensure its protection for generations to come. 



Ariane Orjikh    
General Manager   
Memphremagog Conservation Inc.

51 rue Cabana, Magog, J1X 2C4   
Tel.: 819-574-2880 


Beth Torpey
Memphremagog Watershed Association
Po Box 1071
Derby, VT 05829   

Tel: 802-487-0160