Public Comment on the Draft Work Plan of the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board

The comment period closed on July 28, 2017. Thank you for your comments. Comments have been posted to the website and can be viewed here.


The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board oversees the activities of Option B of the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River (LCRR) Plan of Study (PoS), which the International Joint Commission (IJC) presented to the United States and Canadian governments in 2013. The Plan of Study outlines seven objectives, including evaluations of previous floods, potential floodplain management methods, flood-forecasting, studies of public perception of flood mitigation techniques, and resource response models. The Study teams are comprised of an equal number of members from Canada and the United States with various backgrounds in engineering and science, resource management or conservation, communications, social sciences, public outreach, public safety and information technology. The Study Board submitted a draft Work Plan to the IJC on May 31, 2017.

The comment period closed on July 28, 2017.
Thank you for your comments.

If you would like to comment on the draft Work Plan, please see the link below to submit comments online. You may also email champlainrichelieu@ottawa.ijc.org, or attend one of the public meetings to submit comments.

Below you will find registration details for the public meetings and a button to submit comments. On the right side of this page under Document Library you will find links to the Work Plan and the Plan of Study. The Document Library also includes the Technical Working Group's 2015 Report "Progress towards an operational real-time flood forecasting and flood inundation mapping system for the Lake Champlain and Richelieu River Preparatory works and static flood inundation maps." The animated story board below outlines the history of the Lake Champlain- Richelieu River Basin.

History of the LCRR

Below is an interactive application that will guide you through the International Joint Commission's activities in the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Basin. By selecting the right arrow, you will be guided through several key events throughout the basin's history. On each event's picture, you will be given the option to learn more. By clicking the link, you will be able to read more about the IJC and Study Board's efforts.


The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board oversees the activities of Option B of the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River (LCRR) Plan of Study (PoS), which the International Joint Commission (IJC) presented to the United States and Canadian governments in 2013. The Plan of Study outlines seven objectives, including evaluations of previous floods, potential floodplain management methods, flood-forecasting, studies of public perception of flood mitigation techniques, and resource response models. The Study teams are comprised of an equal number of members from Canada and the United States with various backgrounds in engineering and science, resource management or conservation, communications, social sciences, public outreach, public safety and information technology. The Study Board submitted a draft Work Plan to the IJC on May 31, 2017.

The comment period closed on July 28, 2017.
Thank you for your comments.

If you would like to comment on the draft Work Plan, please see the link below to submit comments online. You may also email champlainrichelieu@ottawa.ijc.org, or attend one of the public meetings to submit comments.

Below you will find registration details for the public meetings and a button to submit comments. On the right side of this page under Document Library you will find links to the Work Plan and the Plan of Study. The Document Library also includes the Technical Working Group's 2015 Report "Progress towards an operational real-time flood forecasting and flood inundation mapping system for the Lake Champlain and Richelieu River Preparatory works and static flood inundation maps." The animated story board below outlines the history of the Lake Champlain- Richelieu River Basin.

History of the LCRR

Below is an interactive application that will guide you through the International Joint Commission's activities in the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Basin. By selecting the right arrow, you will be guided through several key events throughout the basin's history. On each event's picture, you will be given the option to learn more. By clicking the link, you will be able to read more about the IJC and Study Board's efforts.

Submit comment on the ILCRRSB Work Plan

The comment period closed on July 28, 2017. Thank you for your comments. Comments have been posted to the website and can be viewed here.