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Rock Branch Stream Repair
A Look Under The Ice

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.

Feb
07
2018
Undamming Rome
Plans to remove the Rome Dam will soon be complete, and work could begin as soon as next year. The deconstruction process could take three to four months, from mid-summer into fall, when water flow on the Ausable River is typically at its lowest.
Restoration
Jan
29
2018
Road Salt Prevents Turnover of Mirror Lake
Mirror Lake is the gem of the Village of Lake Placid and beloved by many watershed residents and visitors. Unfortunately, the lake is facing serious threats from road salt runoff entering the lake.
Road Salt
Jan
24
2018
Who Lives In Your Watershed?
The Ausable is home to more than 60 species of fish. Let's take a closer look at four, two minnows and two larger fish species: pearl dace, longnose dace, creek chub, and white sucker.
Ecology
Jan
17
2018
Living With A Stream
Running water has always captivated me. As a child I would spend hours wandering along the old creek beds near my family's home in the Catskills looking for crawfish and chasing trout fingerlings in the shallows.
Stewardship
Nov
20
2017
Mirror Lake Turns Over
On our November 20th, 2017 monitoring visit, in the middle of the first major snowfall of the year, we observed that the chloride and oxygen concentrations were uniform throughout the water column. This is an indicator that the lake has mixed. This is great news for Mirror Lake.
Limnology
Nov
09
2017
Wetland Engineer
Beavers are perhaps best known for their engineering works: dams, lodges, and canals. These works are constructed to provide access to food and protection from predators.
Ecology
Oct
04
2017
Mirror Lake Sewage Leak
A recent water quality issue relating to Mirror Lake in the Village of Lake Placid highlights the importance of citizen involvement, monitoring, and partnerships with local government.
Stewardship
Aug
19
2017
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest Unit Management Plan
The Ausable River Association encourages the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to incorporate more peer-reviewed science into the unit management planning process.
Brook Trout
Jun
08
2017
5 Reasons to Ride for the River
This community bike ride is a celebration of the Ausable River, the communities surrounding it, and the work we do protect this magnificent resource. Here are the top five reasons we think you should Ride for the River.
Recreation
Dec
19
2016
Volunteers Make a Difference
This summer, community members worked with us to improve the health and beauty of the Ausable River by participating in several hands-on volunteer events: three riparian tree plantings in the spring and a river clean-up at the end of August. Funding for...
Stewardship

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The Ausable River is a river on the edge.
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