Stream Monitoring

Centennial Brook

Centennial Brook is located in Burlington and South Burlington.  The entire stream and its tributaries are designated as cold water fish habitat pursuant to the Vermont Water Quality Standards. The stream is a tributary to the Winooski River. It is one of the few permanently protected areas in the City of Burlington and was created for the purpose of ecosystem protection and research.

Currently, the Stream Team is monitoring one site on Centennial Brook with the help of volunteers.  Water samples are being taken twice monthly throughout the summer and are tested for phosphorous, nitrogen, chloride and turbidity.


Burlington/South Burlington

Watershed Area

887 acres

Watershed Land Breakdown
  • 71% developed land
  • 4% open land
  • 25% forest

Stream Data



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: