A Diet Plan for the Lake

A Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, is a plan that limits the amount of a pollutant that can be in a water body and identifies the amount that pollutant must be reduced to meet targets for clean water. TMDLs exist for a wide variety of pollutants for many different water bodies across the country. Phosphorus is the primary concern and the target of TMDLs for Lake Champlain in Vermont and New York.

The Lake Champlain phosphorus TMDLs drive most of the being work done for clean water. These efforts allow us to enjoy Lake Champlain in many ways, including swimming, fishing, and drinking water.

  • What is the TMDL?

  • What is Phosphorus?

  • What You Can Do?

  • Best Management Practices

  • Legacy Phosphorus