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

ahead of the storm introduction packet

Ahead of the Storm Project Sites

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.


Phase 2 Geomorphic Assessment of the Laplatte River: Hinesburg Reaches

LaPlatte Watershed Partnership, funded by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources through a Vermont Watershed Grant 2004, Hinesburg, Vermont. 2006.


Phase 2 Stream Geomorphic Assessments of the Lower Laplatte River & Mccabe’s Brook

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.

Lewis Creek Corridor Conservation & Management Plan

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.

pond brook stream corridor and water quality management plan

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.

stream corridor and water Quality Planning on Thorp and Kimball Brooks

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.


Water Quality in Thorp, Kimball, & Holmes Brooks 2013 Summary Report (2013 Data)

Prepared by South Chittenden Riverwatch, Charlotte, VT. 2016.

Addison county river watch collaborative (ACRWC) materials and reports

LaPlatte River Water Quality Scorecard Map

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.

 
Hinesburg Village Management Alternatives

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.

  
Laplatte River Watershed Stormwater Infrastructure Study

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.

  
Growth Area Existing Conditions Hydrology Study
, hinesburg

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.

 
Feasibility Study: Opportunities to Manage Transportation-Related Stormwater Runoff

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.

lewis creek priority bridges and culverts for replacement & retrofit

Appendix l of Priority Structures for Replacement / Retrofit. Prepared by South Mountain Research & Consulting. 2010.


Vermont 116 Culvert upgrade recommendations 

     map  

     Starksboro recommendations

     Hinesburg recommendations

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.

quinlan bridge flood risk and erosion study

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

amphibian crossing areas

Known amphibian locations within 50 miles of Burlington. Prepared by Jim Andrews. 2012.

Contiguous Habitat Map

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).

contiguous habitat report

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 analysis of lewis creek watershed

Ecological Conservation Analysis of the Lewis Creek Watershed, Addison and Chittenden Counties, Vermont. This report informed LCA's Conservation Priority Plan project development. 2003.

lewis creek watershed aquatic natural communities

Overview of Aquatic Natural Communities Occurrences in the Lewis Creek Watershed. 2012.

lewis creek watershed aquatic natural communities map

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.

lewis creek watershed ecosystem classification map

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.

lewis creek watershed forested areas map

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.

Monkton Wildlife Crossing

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.

Scott Pond dam Salmon Jump Pool Improvement

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.

Pond Brook Gully Stabilization, Monkton

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.

Silver Street Rain Garden, Hinesburg

A rain garden was installed on Silver Street based on findings of a Hydrology study in Hinesburg. 2014.

project implementation


act 64

An act relating to improving the quality of State waters. Draft Bill Template. 2015.

state of the lake report

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.

tactical basin plan

Northern Lake Champlain direct drainages Tactical Basin Plan. Produced by the Watershed Management Division of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. August 2015.

vermont water quality standards

Produced by the Watershed Management Division of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. 2014.

partner publications