Monitoring, Planning & Assessment
The District is one of many partners working in Franklin County, Missisquoi River Basin, Lamoille River Basin, and North Lake Direct Basin on water quality, natural resources planning, and assessment work.
Tile Drain Monitoring Program
In an effort to determine the nutrient load in water flowing through tile drains, the District partners with Vermont Agency of Natural Resources - Department of Environmental Conservation to collect and test water samples from several farm fields in Franklin County on a bi-weekly basis.
Tactical Basin Planning
We work with the Department of Conservation on their Tactical Basin Planning Process to work towards achieving watershed health.
Franklin County contains portions of three major Vermont watersheds including:
Missisquoi Bay (2016) - 2021 update
Lamoille River (2016) - 2021 update
The District is a partner for the LaRosa Water Quality Monitoring Program to collect water grab samples from locations throughout Franklin County.
Learn more about Franklin County and the watersheds and natural resources that the District helps to steward:
2017 Franklin County Natural Resources Assessment