Watershed

Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission’s regional boundary matches perfectly to the upper portion of the Winooski River Basin.  It’s the Winooski River and its many tributaries that   CVRPC has been involved with assessment and planning.  CVRPC has been involved in stream geomorphic assessments across our Region utilizing the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources’ River Management Program Fluvial Geomorphic and Corridor Planning guidelines.  Our partners for this work include the Friends of the Winooski River, Winooski Natural Resource Conservation District, the River Management Program, and the municipalities of Central Vermont.

Please see our latest press release outlining our efforts with our partners:  Joint_CVRPC_WNRCD_Basin Planning_Press Release

BASIN PLANS

Winooski Basin Plan

CVRPC and the Department of Environmental Conservation thanks everyone for their input, feedback, comments, and participation in the public meetings. This plan is a huge coordinated effort on behalf of all those involved.

These plans are a wonderful example of collaborative partnerships and science-based protection and restoration prioritization as Vermonters work to meet the goals set forth in the plan and the state and federal Clean Water Acts. Keep up the good work!
See the final plan here – 2018 Winooski River Tactical Basin Plan

Please also enjoy this interactive StoryMap about the Basin Plan.

For the more information on the Winooski Tactical Basin Planning Process, please see the document below:

Winooski Tactical Basin Planning Process

White River Basin Plan

CVRPC and the Department of Environmental Conservation thanks everyone for their input, feedback, comments, and participation in the public meetings. This plan is a huge coordinated effort on behalf of all those involved.
These plans are a wonderful example of collaborative partnerships and science-based protection and restoration prioritization as Vermonters work to meet the goals set forth in the plan and the state and federal Clean Water Acts. Keep up the good work!
See the final plan here – 2018 White River Tactical Basin Plan

Lamoille River Basin Plan

With one of its municipalities in the Lamoille River Basin, Woodbury, the CVRPC is embarking on another Basin Planning effort with the Department of Environmental Conservation to update the Lamoille Tactical Basin Plan.  This following story map from the Agency of Natural Resources provides key information on Tactical Basin Plans and the process for their development.

See the latest press release here for the Lamoille Tactical Basin Planning effort: Lamoille Tactical Basin Plan Press Release

Stormwater Mitigation

Stormwater Master Plans

Barre City Barre Town and Plainfield

Berlin Master Plan

Kingsbury Branch

Mad River

Final Designs

The Health Center in Plainfield, Vermont

A collaborative effort among the CVRPC, the Town of Plainfield, the Health Center, and landowners culminated in a stormwater final design to slow down water runoff and restore a gully down slope of the Heath Center which has been eroding for years.  This design was funded by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and completed by Milone and MacBroom, Inc.

Details of The Health Center Final Design are outlined in this Final Report.

Town of Berlin

Through funding from the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), stormwater final designs were completed for three sites in the Town of Berlin: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin Fire Station, and the Chimney Sweep Fireplace Shop.  Details of the project are outlined in the Final Report.

Photos from the sites are available through these links: Berlin Elementary School, Chimney Sweep, and Fire Station.

All data from the project may be downloaded via this link.

Town of Woodbury 

Woodbury has been very active at forwarding stormwater projects from concept to final design that originated in the Kingsbury Branch Stormwater Master Plan.  In 2019-2020, four projects were funded through two different programs from the Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP): Ecosystem Restoration Program and the Design Implementation Grant Program).

Stormwater Treatment Implementation

Berlin Town Office and Garage Stormwater Treatment

Through funding from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, a gravel wetland concept design for the Berlin Town Office  from Berlin’s Stormwater Master Plan was forwarded to final design and is being constructed this spring.  The Town Office is one of the Municipal owned properties that is subject to the Vermont 3-acre General Stormwater Permit.  CVRPC assisted the Town by bringing this project from concept to implementation through the funding acquisition, project management and helping the Town to comply with the 3-acre stormwater rule.  The final design report completed by Dubois & King is available here.

Town of Northfield

In 2019 using grant funding from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, the CVRPC implemented a subsurface stormwater infiltration project in Northfield on Water Street in a Town owned lot that became a buy-out site following devastating flooding in 2011.  The Town continued it’s effort in flood resiliency from the buyout to reduce stormwater and pollutants entering the Dog River by treating stormwater at the undeveloped site and was able to maintain it as green space.

River Corridor Plans

Moretown River Corridor Plan

Waterbury River Corridor Plan

 Corridor Plan Executive Summary

River Corridor Plan no Appendix – PDF 33 MB

Corridor Plan Appendix  – PDF 16 MB

Great Brook Corridor Plan and Other Plainfield Studies

Plainfield, VT Great Brook River Corridor Plan – PDF 62 MB

Plainfield, VT Great Brook Landslide Report – PDF 17 MB