Stocked Brookies Survive in Adirondacks

Are the impacts of the Clean Air Act finally being felt in the Adirondacks? Researchers are encouraged by the fact that adult brook trout have survived the spring — and the associated spike in acid levels — in Brooktrout Lake. “Brooktrout Lake is the only one that has recovered to the point where fish could be reintroduced. ‘Basically, we are getting a second chance here, and hopefully we can take advantage of it,’ said Cliff Siegfried, director of the New York State Museum who has been studying the effects of acid rain in New York since 1979.” Colin McDonald in the Albany, New York Times-Union.

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