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Federal environmental officials will discuss plan to reduce phosphorous runoff into lake

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MONTPELIER, Vermont — Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a series of meetings in Vermont to outline plans to improve the water quality of Lake Champlain.

Federal officials say they want to update the public on the phosphorous reductions that are necessary and discuss the timeline and a proposed framework for monitoring progress.

Excess phosphorous in the lake can cause algae blooms, harm fish and threaten drinking water supplies, officials say.

Meetings are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Rutland Free Library and Nov. 18 at the St. Albans Historical Society.

Evening meetings are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Twilight Room in Middlebury and on Nov. 19 at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington.

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