Lakes Champlain and Memphremagog in the Quebec, Vermont and New York region experience high levels of phosphorus and harmful algal blooms that have negative impacts on surrounding communities and ecosystems.
Climate experts and IJC board members are working to assess the impacts of future flooding in the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River (LCRR) basin.
Shoreline communities throughout the Great Lakes basin face many of the same challenges related to water. But solutions vary when it comes those challenges, which include seasonal flooding, aging or inadequate infrastructure and beaches that are unsafe for families to enjoy.
Changes in lake ice tell a story about a region’s climate. The time when lake ice freezes and breaks is highly sensitive to changes in climate, along with how long that ice remains intact.