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Stories of the Ausable

Keep up with the work of AsRA staff. Stories of the River shares information about AsRA's stewardship and monitoring work, natural stream restoration and culvert replacement techniques by highlighting specific projects in the Ausable River watershed of northern New York.

May
08
2019
Stream Features: Riffle to Glide
There's a pattern to be learned in the features of a stream.
Restoration
Apr
25
2019
Adirondack Salamanders
The Ausable watershed is home to a diverse array of amphibians, including frogs, toads, and salamanders, and, though they may not be thought of as terrestrial animals, many spend most of their adult lives in the woods and waterway edges. Some utilize...
Ecology
Mar
21
2019
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...
Ecology
Mar
14
2019
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.
Restoration
Feb
07
2019
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?
Restoration
Jan
17
2019
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.
Road Salt
Jan
10
2019
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.
Road Salt
Jan
04
2019
Lower West Branch Runs Free
After years of effort, the 125-year-old dam on the lower West Branch Ausable River has been demolished.
Restoration
Nov
15
2018
2018 River Steward Recap
River Steward Nicole recaps her 2018 education and outreach season.
Stewardship
Nov
02
2018
5 Winter Driving Safety Tips To Keep You Safe And Help Reduce Road Salt
Check out these five tips that, if we all adopted, would allow highway crews to apply less salt while maintaining safe passage on our roads during the winter.
Road Salt

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