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Adirondacks bouncing back from acid rain devastation

Adirondack Lake Survey Corp. Field Program Supervisor Sue Capone and and an unidentified staff member obtain water samples from a canoe.
Adirondack Lake Survey Corp. Field Program Supervisor Sue Capone and and an unidentified staff member obtain water samples from a canoe.
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In May 2013, Rick Beauchamp of Mayfield pulled a state record 6-pound brook trout from remote Silver Lake in Hamilton County. What makes his catch more remarkable is that until a few years ago, Silver Lake was fishless as the result of damage done by acid rain. Acid rain has been one of the most serious environmental problems facing the Adirondacks for decades, but recent research shows precipitation acidity is getting better, and many damaged ...


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