Long-term monitoring of Adirondack lakes reveals impacts of climate change

For decades, researchers have monitored 58 lakes in the Adirondack Park, yielding critical data on the region’s health and recovery of environmental threats like Acid Rain. While many lakes have recovered from past challenges due to regulatory changes, they now show new impacts due to climate change. The Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College has assumed control of the Adirondack Long-Term Monitoring program and secured a 5-year contract with the state and NYSERDA. This partnership may lead to a significant study on the impact of climate change on Adirondack Lakes in the future.