• Image of bridge over Lake Champlain near Rouses Point, New York
  • Image of bridge over Lake Champlain near Rouses Point, New York

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


Lake Champlain and Richelieu River

Upcoming Technical Webinars

The Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board is inviting you to participate in a series of technical webinars that will be taking place over the next several weeks. Starting on Thursday November 5th, the Study Board will host a weekly webinar (morning in English; afternoon in French) presenting some of the technical aspects of the study from some of the experts leading the research.

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