Stories of the Ausable
Fish of the Ausable Watershed, Part II
The Ausable watershed encompasses 512 square miles, 27 High Peaks, and includes 94 miles of river channel fed by more than 70 streams. It is home to over 20,000 human residents living primarily in settlements downstream of its protected...
Form + Function = Fish
Standing on the newly constructed toe wood structure in the Dream Mile on a warm September day before sunset, I watched the flow of water moving through the restored channel. Amidst the intertwining submerged roots and large boulders of the toe wood, thousands of small fish congregated, exploring the windfall of new habitat.
Ice Jams - Scourge of Winter?
For some residents living along the Ausable and other Adirondack rivers, river ice raises the harrowing potential of ice jams. What causes ice jams, and how are they related to winter ice and stream health?