Scientists will use $20 million US grant to study Lake Champlain resiliency


$20m grant goes to study Lake Champlain

Scientists from Vermont colleges and universities will use a $20 million federal grant to study what makes some sections of the Lake Champlain watershed bounce back faster than others after extreme weather events. The five-year grant from the National Science Foundation, announced Monday, is one of the largest ever received for the study of Lake Champlain. The money will support research teams from the University of Vermont and other colleges in collecting data from sensors in streams, soil, and the lake, and in gathering information about adjacent land use. A computer model will integrate the information and look for ways to preserve infrastructure, environmental health, and drinking water quality in the event of intense storms. (AP)