International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board
In November 2015, the International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Technical Working Group presented their final report and technical reports to the International Joint Commission on two components related to the 2013 Plan of Study. The International Lake Champlain Richelieu River Study Board will complete the work outlined in Option B of the 2013 Plan of Study to more fully explore the causes, impacts, risks, and solutions to flooding in the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River basin. Read the work plan.
This is where you will hear about upcoming events, receive study news, and learn how you can share your views. Your participation can make a difference in the recommendations that the study will provide to the International Joint commission in 2021. Stay connected.
National, provincial and state agencies provide information on immediate flood risks, preventative actions and strategies to lessen the impacts of flooding.
The US National Weather Service provides weather watches when conditions are right for severe weather. Warnings indicate that a flood is happening and direct people to take immediate action to protect themselves, others and their property.
Visit www.weather.gov/nerfc to receive updates from the Northeast River Forecast Centre or www.weather.gov/safety/flood for safety tips and resources. View current water levels and forecasts for Lake Champlain at https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.
In Canada, Sécurité Publique Québec [https://www.securitepublique.gouv.qc.ca/en/civil-protection/floods-information-citizens.html] provides bilingual resources to prepare for flooding, as well as current information, in French only, on high-risk locations [geoinondations.gouv.qc.ca/] in Quebec and water levels [https://geoegl.msp.gouv.qc.ca/adnv2/].
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation offers information on preventing flood damage: https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/311.html
The Vermont Department of Public Safety offers tips on how to prepare and respond to floods: https://vem.vermont.gov/preparedness/floods.
For more information: Please check the Spring Flooding Fact Sheet
Important Notice about Public Meetings 2020
On March 24, 2020, the Study Board cancelled the public meetings and no further dates have been determined. This is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn about Spring Flooding
National Weather Service
Northeast River Forecast Centre https://www.weather.gov/nerfc/
Flood Safety Tips and Resources https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood
Sécurité publique Québec
Surveillance de la crue des eaux https://geoegl.msp.gouv.qc.ca/adnv2/
En cas d’inondation, êtes-vous prêt ? https://www.securitepublique.gouv.qc.ca/securite-civile/inondation.html
Learn more about the Study
The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board will recommend to the International Joint Commission flood mitigation measures as well as tools for flood forecasting and preparedness. The Study Board’s final report is expected in 2022.
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