MILTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont and federal biologists are issuing a water-use advisory for the Stone Bridge Brook in Milton because they are going to be treating it with chemicals to kill sea lamprey that breed there.
The water advisory is scheduled to go into effect at 7 a.m. Wednesday downstream of the Lake Road Crossing and within a mile of where the brook empties into Lake Champlain.
The Vermont Health Department recommends not using water from the brook or the lake in the area under the advisory for household, agricultural and recreational purposes.
The advisory will be lifted as soon as testing indicates the lamprey killing chemical has dissipated to acceptable levels. The restrictions could last up to five days.
Sea lamprey prey on sport fish in Lake Champlain.
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