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Study finds lake in good shape but facing risks
BOLTON LANDING, N.Y. (AP) -- A 30-year study of a popular Adirondack lake finds that the waterway is in "remarkably good condition" despite pressures from development around its shoreline.
The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that the study of Lake George's water quality was released last week by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Darrin Fresh Water Institute and The Fund for Lake George.
The report compiles and analyzes lake monitoring done between 1980 and 2009 by scientists, technicians and students at the institute, which is located in Bolton Landing on the lake's western shore. Scientific monitoring began 34 years ago because of concerns about how development around the 32-mile-long lake was impacting the water quality.
While Lake George's water quality remains in good condition, the study found rising salt levels and increasing threats from invasive species.
Information from: The Daily Gazette, http://www.dailygazette.com/