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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
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
Feb
20
2020
Top Five Snowshoe Hikes in Lake Placid
In the winter months, Lake Placid is transformed into a snow sports playground. Snowshoeing is one of the more popular and easily accessible ways to experience the outdoors this time of year. Here are our picks for the five top snowshoe hikes the Lake Placid area, all of which are free, open to the public, and less than a 10-minute drive from Main Street.
Recreation
Feb
06
2020
How do fish survive winter in rivers and streams?
To survive through a northern winter in a frozen stream or lake, trout metabolism decreases, enabling them to survive longer between meals. Trout and other stream fish move to areas of better winter habitat, including deep pools and areas with stable ice conditions and slow currents.
Brook Trout

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