Boats bottoming out on shallow Lake Champlain - WCAX

The accumulated debris beneath the waves of Lake Champlain are getting boaters’ unwanted attention as low water levels bring it into contact with boat bottoms.

"With record-low water levels, vessels are getting damaged by debris on the lake floor. Boat mechanics tell us more owners than usual are asking for repairs. Some say they’re getting twenty to thirty calls a week. The Burlington Coast Guard reports the lake level is hovering around 94 feet, which is extremely low for this time of year. So, boaters say it’s only safe to launch at certain places.."

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