Invitation to public meetings on flooding in the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain Basin

In response to the Spring 2011 flooding, the governments of Canada and the United States have requested that the International Joint Commission develop a study proposal which would examine the causes and impacts of flooding in the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain Basin, as well as the full range of measures to prepare for, prevent and mitigate such impacts.

The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Plan of Study Workgroup has been established and will develop a Plan of Study that will be submitted to the Commission this spring. The Workgroup has now set out to identify:

  • studies necessary to allow an evaluation of the causes and impacts of the flooding that occurred during the spring of 2011; and
  • studies necessary to develop appropriate mitigation solutions and recommendations.


International Lake Champlain Richelieu River Workgroup Schedule

2012/11 – 2013/2 ILCRR Workgroup Refine the  Draft Plan of Study
2013/2/21 Draft Plan of Study posted on website For Public Review
2013/3/11 Public Meeting
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Community Room at ECHO Lake Aquarium
1 College Street
Burlington, Vermont, 05482
2013/3/11 Public Meeting
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hampton Inn & Suites Plattsburgh
586 State Route 3
Plattsburgh, New York, 12901
2013/3/12 Public Meeting
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hotel Relais Gouverneur, Lennox room, 725 Boulevard du Séminaire Nord
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, J3B 5M2
(French interpretation will be provided)
2013/3/18 Public Comments Closed- Final day for Comment Submittal
2013/4/2 The Final Plan of Study will be submitted to the International Joint Commission
2013/4/16 - 2013/4/17 The Co-Chairs will present the Plan of Study to the Commissioners at the Spring Semi-Annual meeting in Washington DC

The Workgroup invites all members of the public to share their comments, opinions and information on the subject.

If you wish to provide written comments, you can also do so by going to the comment section of the Workgroup website.

You can also submit existing documents that you wish to bring to the attention of the Workgroup by regular mail or email to either of the following addresses:

Stephanie Castle 
U.S Co-secretary U.S.
Lake Champlain Basin Program
54 West Shore Rd
Grand Isle, VT 05458
Madeleine Papineau
Canada Co-secretary
801-1550 D’Estimauville Avenue
Quebec, Qc G1J 0C3

Copies of the Directive and Membership can be found at: