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Stories of the Ausable

Keep up with the work of Ausable River Association staff. Stories of the River shares information about our stewardship and monitoring work, natural stream restoration, and culvert replacement techniques by highlighting specific projects in the Ausable River watershed of northern New York. It also gives you fun facts about the plants and wildlife that life in the Ausable watershed, as well as tips for enjoying responsible, low-impact recreational opportunities.

May
28
2020
For the Birds: Riparian Birdlife along the Ausable
The riparian zone is the strip of land bordering a stream or river. The ecological communities in this zone are critical in many ways to the health of the river itself by providing flood control, nutrient cycling, erosion control, buffering of runoff (from roads, pastures, croplands, forestry, and urbanization), wildlife habitat, and so much more.
Ecology
May
21
2020
Impact of Climate Change on Lakes: Ice Cover and Stratification
Climate change is having a variety of impacts on lakes across the world. This article is the first part in a series that will explore the various ways lakes are altered by climate change and what that means for the lakes we all know and love.
Limnology
May
13
2020
Why Do Streams Meander?
Streams meander to maintain equilibrium – a dynamically stable form and function.
Geomorphology
Apr
30
2020
Mirror Lake Turns Over This Spring, First Time Since 2016
Spring is an intense period for our water quality monitoring efforts, particularly on Mirror Lake. It's an essential time of year for lakes because it is one of two periods when they turnover, or mix, each year. You may have heard of the term "turnover"...
Road Salt
Apr
16
2020
When a River Floods, Fish Shelter In Place
As snows melt and April showers fall down across the landscape, streams and rivers rise to flood stage. What about the fish?
Brook Trout
Apr
01
2020
Whitewater paddling the Ausable watershed
Whitewater paddling is not for everyone. To enjoy it safely you need hours of proper training, a variety of specialized equipment, and a group of experienced people with whom to paddle. Those who have made the investment, however, have something to look forward to during mud season.
Recreation
Mar
18
2020
Take a deep breath, now, thank the diatoms
A group of single-celled organisms ubiquitous in freshwater lakes, streams, rivers, as well as marine environments is responsible for 20-50% of the oxygen you breathe.
Ecology
Mar
05
2020
Why Do Rivers Flood?
Flooding occurs when the flow of water in a stream increases to the point of filling the channel and overtopping its banks. In a healthy, balanced river, a bankfull flood – when flows just begin to spill out of the channel – moves small sediment...
Ecology
Feb
26
2020
Remembering Randy
It was the threat to water quality that really got Preston hooked on the salt issue, Scozzafava said. To Preston, the Ausable River was Wilmington's lifeblood.
Road Salt
Feb
24
2020
Road Salt Science Is Clear, Time To Take Action
Road salt pollution is a problem we created in our own backyard; it is up to us to address it. Unlike many other environmental problems, we aren't dependent on the federal government or international partners to implement solutions.
Road Salt

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