The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has slashed the state’s water quality testing budget and is proposing to lower the state’s hazardous pollutant testing guidelines. This would include reducing testing from once every 5 years to once every 10 years or less. Pete McDonald has more information on Fishing Jones on how you can voice concern and urge the DEC to restore water quality monitoring programs to 2012 levels.
Just like looking for animal paw or hoof prints in snow or mud, “trout tracks” can be seen on the surface of the water. Ed Engle explains on Lone Angler Journal.