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Winooski Basin

Click here to view enlarged map as 510 KB PDF file. The Winooski Basin includes the headwaters of the Winooski (Stevens Brook and Jail Branch), the Dog and Mad Rivers, Shelburne Pond, the LaPlatte River, and the shoreline areas of Shelburne, Charlotte and Burlington that drain directly to Lake Champlain. The Winooski Basin Map [510 KB] shows the landforms in this basin.

Location: Vermont

Area Drained: 743,294 acres (300,807 hectares)

Length of Main Stems:
Winooski River: 88 mi (142 km)

Highest Elevation in Basin: 4,393 ft (1339 m) This is Mt. Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont!

Watershed and river groups in this Basin include the Friends of the Winooski River and the Friends of the Mad River. For more information about activities near you, visit the watersheds links below.

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Lake Champlain Basin Program, 2004
Design: Nicole L. Ballinger (LCBP) | Maps: Northern Cartographic and LCBP