- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Federal fish and wildlife officials along with their counterparts in Vermont and New York have set the fall schedule for treating Lake Champlain tributaries in the two states.

The Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative will be applying lamprey killing chemicals to six tributaries and three delta areas during September and October.

In New York, the Boquet, Ausable, Little Ausable, Salmon, and the Great Chazy rivers will be treated along with the Lewis Creek in Vermont as part of the ooperative’s long-term sea lamprey control program for Lake Champlain.

In New York the Boquet, Ausable, and Salmon river deltas will also be treated.

Lamprey are eel-like parasites that attach themselves to some species of fish.

Trout and salmon populations are the primary beneficiaries of the lamprey control program.


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