Mapping Plainfield’s Waterways

Town of Plainfield has been working with University of Vermont’s Spatial Analysis Lab to map the Great Brook & part of the Winooski River. These UVM experts, who are part of  the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, have state-of-the-art aerial mapping equipment. Their work has already proved vital in helping Plainfield secure funding to manage a distressed house which was falling into the brook due to storm erosion.

Why such complicated tools? Is aerial mapping required? Unfortunately Plainfield has two major waterways which have the potential to wreak havoc on property and threaten lives. The Town must undertake major infrastructure upgrades in order to ensure safety.

The Town of Plainfield is doing everything it can to mitigate the flooding threat. Thanks to the Plainfield Selectboard, the Town Clerk’s office, the Hazard Mitigation Committee and Prof. Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne , Emma Estabrook, Taylor Norton and Mike Fahey from UVM.

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