Morehouse Brook drains a small, highly urbanized 262-acre watershed that straddles the town boundary between the City of Winooski and the Town of Colchester. The stream flows eastward to the Winooski River. The lower stream channel below Mallets Bay Avenue has a relatively steep gradient confined within steep valley walls. This section of the stream is characterized by several failures of the stream bank contributing to the large amounts of fine sediments in the stream channel. The upper stream channel is less steep and is somewhat less affected by erosion.
Currently, the Stream Team is monitoring one site along Morehouse Brook with the help of volunteers. Water samples are being taken twice monthly throughout the summer and are tested for phosphorous, chloride, and turbidity.
|Watershed Area||262 acres|
|Watershed Land Breakdown||88% developed land|
|1% open land|
|11% forested area|
Phosphorus – Total (TP) (µg/L)
All of the data collected by Chittenden County Stream Team volunteers is shared with the State of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC). The DEC shares all state-wide data with the Environmental Protection Agency.
State-wide Vermont water quality data can be found on the Agency of Natural Resources website.
National water quality data can be found here: http://www.epa.gov/storet/