About Zachary Matson

Zachary Matson has been an environmental reporter for the Explorer since October 2021. He is focused on the many issues impacting water and the people, plants and wildlife that rely on it in the Adirondack Park. Zach worked at daily newspapers in Missouri, Arizona and New York for nearly a decade, most recently working as the education reporter for six years at the Daily Gazette in Schenectady.

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  1. Boreas says

    Total novice here, but how do these studies differentiate naturally occurring chloride levels of each water-body from road-salt-based chloride? In other words, what do they use for controls?

  2. Stuart Alan says

    An excellent article on an important topic. It was ideal to have the actual report included in the article. Including the source data is always a good thing.

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