For The Wonks: Phosphorus Source Reductions By Lake Segment

Much of the discussion of the Lake Champlain cleanup plan is about overall reductions, but as officials plan the policies and projects to address pollution, they are tailoring their approach from lake segment to lake segment.

Each lake segment is polluted by a unique mixture of phosphorus sources, and the EPA has set pollution targets for each phosphorus source in each segment of the lake.

Choose from the drop-down menu on the top left of the graph to select a lake segment and see how the base loads for that segment compare to the propose pollution limits.

Current loads (blue) vs. proposed limits (green)

Current (base) and target (TMDL) phosphorus loads are shown in metric tons per year. Base loads represent an average volume from the years 2001-2010.