NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — State environmental officials are seeking opinions from the public about plans to clean up Lake Memphremagog, which straddles the border between Vermont and Quebec.

The first public meeting for the Lake Memphremagog, Coaticook and Tomifobia Rivers Tactical Basin Plan is scheduled for Thursday in Montpelier.

A second hearing is planned for Nov. 14 in Newport.

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation will outline how the state hopes to achieve new phosphorus pollution targets for the Lake Memphremagog Watershed in Vermont.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved calls to reduce by 29 percent the amount of phosphorous flowing into the lake from the Vermont side of the border.

Too much phosphorus causes nuisance plant and algae growth that can limit recreational use of the lake.

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