The original suggestion for this project came from a casual conversation with BTV Ignight and the City of Burlington. There are a number of resources that already try to address this problem, but the ones I've seen fall short of an elegant, comprehensive solution:
- Lake Champlain Basin Program: Testing and Beach Closures
- VT Dept of Health: Cyanobacteria Tracker Map
It is likely that the necessary data may be readily available. The UVM Rubinstein school is another potential source of reliable on water quality data. With some coordination and effort this could be mapped and quickly prototyped.