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Joint Commission pushes for flooding study

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A study is in the works to reduce future flooding in Lake Champlain and the Canadian river that drains it.

Record spring floods in 2011 did tens of millions of dollars in damage to low-lying property. When all of that water drained north out of the lake it also flooded communities along the Richelieu River in Quebec.
   
Now the International Joint Commission is pushing for a five-year, $14-million study that would make recommendations to reduce future flooding. The commission is now seeking public comments.  The first meeting is next Monday at ECHO in Burlington.

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