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Officials unveil lake basin plan for southern Vt.

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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is asking the public to weigh in on a new plan for protecting waters in the Southern Champlain Basin

The Draft South Lake Champlain Tactical Basin Plan outlines current water and habitat conditions, and ways to combat issues such as invasive species and excessive stormwater runoff.

Waters in the Southern Champlain Basin include the Poultney and Mettowee River watersheds, East Creek and other tributaries.

Officials say the Southern Champlain Basin is often called the "banana belt" because of its low elevation and relatively warm, dry climate.

Public meetings will be held in Pawlet and Orwell.

Pawlet's meeting will be at Pawlet Public Library on April 8 at 5:30 p.m. Orwell's meeting will be at the Orwell Free Library on April 15 at 6:30

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