International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Technical Working Group
The Technical Working Group presented their final report and technical reports to the International Joint Commission on November 30, 2015.
The International Joint Commission presented their final report built on the work of the International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Technical Working Group to the governments of Canada and the United States in December 2015.
The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Technical Working Group was established by the International Joint Commission (IJC) to carry out two components related to its 2013 Plan of Study on flooding in the Lake Champlain Richelieu River basin.
Both components were assigned to the IJC by the Governments of Canada and the United States and include:
1) collecting and harmonizing data on the topography, bathymetry, aquatic vegetation, soil texture and other features of the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River watershed; and
2) creating static flood-inundation maps showing those areas, where data are available, that would be affected at different water levels on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River.
A summary of the work plan and the complete work plan of the Technical Working Group are available for review.
The Technical Working Group hosted a session at the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) conference in Burlington, VT on May 25-29, 2015. The purpose of this session was discuss and obtain feedback from their peers on the proposed and ongoing work.