Water Quality

The majority of the Lake Champlain - Lake George Regional Planning Board's service region covers the Lake Champlain watershed. Just over 3,000 square miles of this 8,234 square mile watershed is within New York State, consisting of area within Warren, Washington, Essex, Clinton and Franklin counties. The remainder of the watershed is within Vermont and Quebec, Canada. The largest urban areas within the watershed include the northern portion of Glens Falls, Queensbury, Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh. According to the 2000 census, 28% of the basin's population lives within New York.

Several other watersheds within the LCLGRPB area include the Upper Hudson River, Mohawk River, Black River and Saint Lawrence River.

The water that flows through a watershed is a natural resource valued by many. It contains attributes for recreation and tourism, aesthetics, wildlife habitat and much more. It is our job to help protect and maintain the water quality of the watershed for current and future uses.

Basin Population Map

Watersheds

Black River Watershed
Black River Watershed
Lake Champlain Watershed
Saint Lawrence River Watershed
Saint Lawrence River Watershed
Upper Hudson River Watershed
Upper Hudson River Watershed
Mohawk River Watershed
Mohawk River Watershed