Stories of the Ausable
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?
Road Salt Mobilizes Heavy Metals into Freshwater Ecosystems and Groundwater
Road salt plays an important role in the fate of heavy metals in roadside soils and freshwater ecosystems.
Are you drinking road salt?
The short answer is maybe. Last year several scientific studies released point to widespread groundwater contamination from road salt across New York State.