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LAKE CHAMPLAIN BREAKS RECORDS May 7, 2011

Posted by thenaturalist in Floods/High Water.
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The rainy spring of 2011 has Lake Champlain rising higher and higher. As of Friday May 6, 2011 at 3 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey’s digital monitor on the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center’s terrace read 103.26. Flood stage is 100 feet. The highest level previously recorded in Burlington was 101.86 feet on April 27, 1993. The highest level on the lake as a whole was 102.1 feet on May 4, 1869, in Rouses Point, NY. (BFP 4/30/11 and 5/7/11)

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