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November 07, 2008

Missisquoi River Treatment Rescheduled --Water Use Advisory Goes Into Effect

WATERBURY, VT -- The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department announces that the Lake Champlain sea lamprey control team is scheduled to treat the Missisquoi River with the lampricide, TFM, on Friday, November 7th. High water levels forced postponement of the treatment earlier this week.

"River levels are now in a suitable range to proceed with the treatment," said Brian Chipman the department's treatment supervisor.

A temporary water use advisory will go into effect Friday, November 7th at 7:00 a.m. for the Missisquoi River downstream from the Swanton Dam, and at 7:00 p.m. Friday for the eastern half of Missisquoi Bay in the Town of Highgate.

This advisory will extend to the western half of Missisquoi Bay in Swanton and Alburgh, and into Quebec waters within 1½ miles north of the international border, at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, November 8th.

The department recommends against using river or lake water in these areas for household, agricultural and recreational purposes while the advisories are in effect.

The advisories will be lifted as soon as monitoring indicates that the lampricide has dissipated to acceptable levels. The recreational use restrictions are expected to last from three to six days. The household and agricultural use restrictions may last from four to eight days.

For further information please call the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department at

(802) 878-1564 or 1-800-640-3714.

Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: November 07, 2008 09:53:36