The Resource Library contains publications, reports, and maps created by LCA and its partners. These resources are available for town and public use.
lca organization documents
AHEAD OF THE STORM
Big Oak Lane Neighborhood, Charlotte summary Packet
Brook Lane Neighborhood, Shelburne summary Packet
Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg summary Packet
Charlotte Central School summary Packet
Charlotte Congregational Church summary Packet
Charlotte Library summary Packet
Charlotte Senior Center summary Packet
Charlotte Park and Wildlife Refuge summary Packet
Dubrul Home, Charlotte summary Packet
Horsford gardens and Nursery, Charlotte summary Packet
Hinesburg Town Garage summary Packet
LaPlatte Headwaters Forest, Hinesburg summary Packet
Mack Farm and E. Thompson's Point Rd, Charlotte summary Packet
mack farm and e. thompson's point rd, charlotte implementation packet including construction
Shelburne Community School summary Packet
The references below contain Vermont stream geomorphic assessment data that describes channel characteristics and sensitivity to change - how likely excessive channel erosion or deposition, or a sudden change in flow path, will take place during a flood. River corridor plans have also been prepared that interpret the geomorphic data and identify priority projects.
Phase 1 & 2 Geomorphic Assessment Report: Direct Drain to Lake Champlain in Shelburne and Charlotte
Prepared for Lewis Creek Association by Lisa Godfrey and funded by VT Agency of Natural Resources Clean and Clear Grant, Shelburne and Charlotte, VT. 2008.
LaPlatte Watershed Partnership, funded by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources through a Vermont Watershed Grant 2004, Hinesburg, Vermont. 2006.
LaPlatte Watershed Partnership, with Town of Shelburne Special Environmental Project funding, Shelburne and Charlotte, Vermont. 2007. Contact us for appendices.
Stream Corridor Plan, Laplatte River and Tributaries, Town of Hinesburg, Vermont
LaPlatte Watershed Partnership, funded by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources through a Clean and Clear grant, Hinesburg, Vermont. 2007.
Laplatte River Corridor Plan, Reaches M6 – M11, Towns of Charlotte and Shelburne, Vermont
Prepared for Lewis Creek Association and LaPlatte Watershed Partnership by Lisa Godfrey. Funded by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources through a Clean and Clear grant, Charlotte and Shelburne, Vermont. 2008.
Phase 2 Geomorphic Assessment and Corridor Planning - Mccabe's Brook Watershed
Prepared for the LaPlatte Watershed Partnership/Lewis Creek Association by Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Charlotte and Shelburne, VT. Funded by the Lake Champlain Basin Program. 2012.
Prepared for Lewis Creek Association by Kristen Underwood and funded by State of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water Quality. River corridor and channel conditions and recommended management options by river reach. 2010.
A Water Quality Management Plan prepared for the Pond Brook tributary of the Lewis Creek watershed by South Mountain Research & Consulting based on assessments completed in 2012. This plan outlines the best opportunities for controlling the transport and delivery of fine sediments, nutrients and pathogens within the watershed. 2012.
Flow monitoring and hotspot identification to create a template for reducing water quality impacts associated with direct drainages to Lake Champlain. Past water quality data were analyzed and a monitoring plan was created. Prepared for the Lewis Creek Association by Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Charlotte and Ferrisburgh, VT. 2010.
geomorphic assessments and river corridor planning
water quality and stormwater reports
The following four references contain water quality data from a volunteer program that took place in the LaPlatte River watershed and direct drainages that illustrates changes in the concentration of nutrients, sediment, and other water quality parameters between sites and over time.
Water Quality in Mccabe’s Brook Summary Report 2014-2015 (2004 to 2015 Data)
Prepared by South Chittenden Riverwatch, Shelburne and Charlotte, VT. 2016.
Water Quality in the Laplatte River 2014-2015 Summary Report (2006 to 2015 Data)
Prepared by South Chittenden Riverwatch, Shelburne, Charlotte, and Hinesburg, VT. 2016.
Water Quality in Thorp & Kimball Brooks 2013-2014 Summary Report (2008 to 2014 Data)
Prepared by South Chittenden Riverwatch, Charlotte, VT. 2016.
Prepared by South Chittenden Riverwatch, Charlotte, VT. 2016.
Addison county river watch collaborative (ACRWC) materials and reports
This mapping project summarizes the water quality conditions (2003-2015) of the LaPlatte, McCabe's,Thorp and Kimball watersheds. It also includes an annotated bibliography and Project Implementation Tables for Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg.
An initial alternatives analysis to identify possible stormwater treatment actions in Hinesburg Village to minimize impacts to receiving waters. Prepared for the LaPlatte Watershed Partnership/Lewis Creek Association by Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Hinesburg, VT. 2010.
Mapping of stormwater infrastructure and computation of approximate stormwater runoff volumes in Shelburne, Charlotte, and Hinesburg. The results were considered in conjunction with past geomorphic and water quality data. Possible stormwater treatment areas were identified to proactively treat runoff and try and prevent impairment of receiving waters. Prepared for the LaPlatte Watershed Partnership/Lewis Creek Association by Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Chittenden County, VT. 2010.
Baseline hydrologic modeling of existing conditions in the Village Growth Area and potential full buildout scenario to identify runoff rates and volumes, and suppurt implementation of future low-impact design. A conceptual design for a rain garden at Silver Street was prepared as part of this project that has since been implemented. Prepared for the Town of Hinesburg by Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Hinesburg, VT. 2012.
Shelburne Stormwater Mitigation Best Management Practice (BMP) report and memo
Created an assessment to assist with decision-making for maintaing grass swales or for converting to storm drain pipes. Prepared a concept design for a runoff mitigation project on Brook Lane, as well as standard details for runoff treatment practices associated with stormwater swales. Prepared for the LaPlatte Watershed Partnership/Lewis Creek Association by Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Shelburne, VT. 2013.
An alternatives analysis to identify stormwater treatment alternatives in Hinesburg to support growth and collect runoff from the road network. A concept design was prepared at the Hinesburg Community School to condition runoff prior to entering the LaPlatte River. Prepared for the Town of Hinesburg by VHB and Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Hinesburg, VT. 2015.
Appendix l of Priority Structures for Replacement / Retrofit. Prepared by South Mountain Research & Consulting. 2010.
LCA and ACRPC gathered existing or new culvert data to evaluate geomorphic compatiblity (i.e., how well a culvert matches the stream), aquatic organism passage (i.e., can fish and other species get through the culvert), capacity, and safety. Lists of culvert improvement projects were created for the watershed and along Vermont Route 116. Prepared for the Chittenden and Addison County Regional Planning Commissions by Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Hinesburg, VT. 2012.
Analysis to reduce flooding and erosion risks at the Quinlan Bridge at Spear Street and reconnect the channel to historic floodplains. Prepared for LCA by Milone and MacBroom, Inc. Charlotte, VT. 2010.
wildlife and habitat
Known amphibian locations within 50 miles of Burlington. Prepared by Jim Andrews. 2012.
This map depicts Landscape Level Identification of Contiguous Wildlife Habitat and Connecting Corridors. This map is one of three map components in the Conservation Priority Plan for the Lewis Creek watershed. This map was prepared by VT FWD and is a case study in " Conserving Vermont's Natural Heritage, A Guide to Community-Based Planning for the Conservation of Vermont's Fish, Wildlife, and Biological Diversity" (VT FWD/VT ANR, 2004).
This VT FWD report explains the landscape level planning map depicting Contiguous Wildlife Habitat in the Lewis Creek, Little Otter and LaPlatte River Watershed Region. This map is one of three map components in the Conservation Priority Plan for the Lewis Creek watershed. This map was prepared by VT FWD for LCA and is a case study in " Conserving Vermont's Natural Heritage, A Guide to Community-Based Planning for the Conservation of Vermont's Fish, Wildlife, and Biological Diversity" (VT FWD/VT ANR, 2004).
Ecological Conservation Analysis of the Lewis Creek Watershed, Addison and Chittenden Counties, Vermont. This report informed LCA's Conservation Priority Plan project development. 2003.
Overview of Aquatic Natural Communities Occurrences in the Lewis Creek Watershed. 2012.
Overview of the Lewis Creek watersheds seven natural community types that are characterized by distinct fish and macroinvertebrate assemblages, water temperature and channel size and gradient. Prepared by VT ANR. 2011.
This map depicts the three combined map components that make up the comprehensive landscape level conservation plan for the Lewis Creek watershed. Prepared by Marc Lapin and Brett Engstrom. 2002.
This map of the Lewis Creek watershed is a base map that informed the delineation of the significant landform component map. Prepared by Marc Lapin and Brett Engstrom. 2003.
Vermont's first wildlife crossing tunnels in Monkton allow thousands of salamanders and frogs to safely make their critical annual journey to and from their breeding pools. Work completed by LCA, Town of Monkton, State and Federal Partners. 2006-2016.
This project helped Lake Champlain Steelhead and Atlantic Salmon get to their Native Spawning Grounds on Lewis Creek in Charlotte, VT. 2014.
habitat connectivity culvert replacement project, spear street, charlotte
Culvert got replaced to improve habitat connectivity and allow aquatic organism passage. Completed by LCA in partnership with the Town of Charlotte and US Fish & Wildlife. 2011.
Best management practices designed and developed to address a source of sediment and nutrient contamination to the brook. Funded by VT ANR, USDA NRCS, Last Resort Farm, and LCA. 2012-2014.
A rain garden was installed on Silver Street based on findings of a Hydrology study in Hinesburg. 2014.
An act relating to improving the quality of State waters. Draft Bill Template. 2015.
The Lake Champlain Basin Program periodically publishes the State of the Lake report to update the public and policy makers on the condition of the Lake and its watershed. The print edition of the 2015 report was released on June 30, 2015. This online version presents the content of the print edition in its entirety, as well as supplemental material and additional French translation.
Northern Lake Champlain direct drainages Tactical Basin Plan. Produced by the Watershed Management Division of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. August 2015.
Produced by the Watershed Management Division of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. 2014.