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Study finds Lake George in good shape but at risk

Lake George in early autumn.
Lake George in early autumn.
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Lake George is in “remarkably good condition” but faces threats including rising salt levels and increasing aquatic plant growth, according to a new 30-year study. Development around “The Queen of American Lakes” bears much of the responsibility for the negative changes, the report found, but it said that active management can help maintain the lake’s current quality. “Over the coming decades, increasing pressure from development, use, and a changing climate will challenge the lake’s natural ...

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