Water Quality

A Reference to coordinate initiatives in both countries to reduce phosphorus loading to Missisquoi Bay on Lake Champlain

In its final report, the Study Board provides recommendations to enhance phosphorus reduction efforts that address a number of issues including the effects of intensive cropping and animal use, phosphorus loads from streambank erosion, the application of local ranking criteria to funding decisions, the need to improve data sharing and availability, and the need for more research on the relationship between phosphorus concentration in soil and phosphorus runoff from agricultural soils. The Commission endorsed the Study with further recommendations in September 2012.