When it was last relicensed, the owners of Treadwell Mills dam on the Saranac River put in a fish ladder so salmon could get through. The ladder, which looks like a wet wheelchair ramp for fish to swim up, has never been used, though, because salmon … [Read more...] about Are fish ladders the answer?
An artifact of early industry, Penfield Pond faces uncertain future By Tim Rowland In the late 1820s, a couple of citizen scientists in upstate New York were amusing their friends with the latest technological parlor trick when they hit upon … [Read more...] about Historic dam in danger
Battling 'putrid' outbreaks on the Adirondack Park's eastern flank, New York and Vermont advocates struggle to reduce phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain By RY RIVARD A few billion years ago, cyanobacteria were creators. The colorful … [Read more...] about A lake in crisis
By CORRINA PARNAPY Lake Champlain, like some other Adirondack lakes, experiences harmful algal blooms. These blooms can close beaches, impact drinking water and deter people from recreating. Organizations and agencies on both sides of the lake are … [Read more...] about What is a harmful algal bloom?
By BRANDON LOOMIS You don’t have to tell the guys at Crown Point that Adirondack lakes are changing. It’s apparent in the lack of ice-fishing shanties out on Lake Champlain, where once they formed seasonal villages filled with people angling … [Read more...] about Warming threatens to upend ecology on Adirondack lakes
By BRANDON LOOMIS Lake Champlain's ice finally stretched from New York to Vermont on March 8. As routine as that may sound for a wintry waterway that froze over in all but three winters in the 1800s -- and all but four in the first half of the … [Read more...] about Champlain’s ice-up a rare gift