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Assessing impacts of tile drainage

December 8, 2015  By Lake Champlain Basin Program

The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) announces a request for proposals (RFP) for services to research water quality impacts of tile drainage systems in the Jewett Brook watershed of St. Albans Bay, VT. Up to $200,000 is available for this project. 

The successful applicant will provide three distinct, stand-alone deliverables from this project associated with tile drainage systems and their effects on water quality in Lake Champlain:
1) an analysis of published literature describing the impact of tile drainage systems on phosphorus loading from both surface and subsurface loss pathways in the Lake Champlain Basin and analogue areas;
2) field-based research to monitor select tile outlets for phosphorus concentrations in the Jewett Brook Watershed;
3) an estimate of nutrient loading from these tile systems.

This work will help to achieve the goals of LCBP’s long-term management plan – Opportunities for Action: An Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin. This project is supported by funds awarded to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission in support of the Lake Champlain Basin Program.

To obtain a copy of the request for proposals, visit www.lcbp.org/grants or contact Eric Howe, LCBP Technical Coordinator at (802) 372-3213 or (800) 468-5227. Proposals are due in the LCBP office on January 22, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.


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