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July 23, 2012

Invitation to Public Meetings on Flooding in the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain Basin

In response to the Spring 2011 flooding, the governments of Canada and the United States have requested that the International Joint Commission develop a study proposal which would examine the causes and impacts of flooding in the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain Basin, as well as the full range of measures to prepare for, prevent and mitigate such impacts.

The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Plan of Study Workgroup has been established and will develop a Plan of Study that will be submitted to the Commission this fall. The Workgroup has now set out to identify:

• studies necessary to allow an evaluation of the causes and impacts of the flooding that occurred during the spring of 2011; and

• studies necessary to develop appropriate mitigation solutions and recommendations.

The Workgroup invites all members of the public to share their comments, opinions and information on the subject. Public meeting will take place at the times and locations listed below:

Tuesday August 7, 2012

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Centre Paulinoix

959, rue Principale

Saint-Paul-de-l’Île-aux-Noix, Quebec, Canada

(French Interpretation will be provided)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

North Hero Community Hall

US Route 2

North Hero, VT, U.S. 05474

If you wish to provide written comments, you can also do so by going to the comment section of the Workgroup website:

http://www.ijc.org/champlainrichelieuplan/?page_id145

You can also submit existing documents that you wish to bring to the attention of the Workgroup by regular mail or email to either of the following addresses:

Stephanie Strouse Madeleine Papineau

U.S Co-secretary U.S. Canada Co-secretary

54 West Shore Rd 801-1550 D’Estimauville Avenue

Grand Isle, VT 05482 Quebec, Qc G1J 0C3

USA Canada

sstrouse@lcbp.org madeleine.papineau@ec.gc.ca

Copies of the Directive and Membership can be found at :

http://www.ijc.org/champlainrichelieuplan/

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: July 23, 2012 09:12:13