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Water Quality

Our lake and stream water quality monitoring program started in 1989 in response to observations of degraded water quality in several lakes in the central Adirondacks. This program has grown steadily over the years and is now the most geographically extensive monitoring network in the Adirondack region. The waters in our network represent a broad range in morphometric and watershed characteristics and include least-impacted waters located in protected watersheds to highly impacted waters located in developed watersheds. The data collected from this network is used to educate and inform lake users, identify trends of concern, inform policy, and support our research projects. We have modern facilities and are well equipped to undertake a variety of monitoring projects.

Please contact us for more information or browse our water quality reports to learn more about this program.

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5/24/2018
Paul Smith's College

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2/13/2018
ADIRONDACK WATERSHED INSTITUTE

The Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) of Paul Smith's College is pleased to recognize the outstanding support of...

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The mission of the Adirondack Watershed Institute of Paul Smith's College is to create scientifically-sound knowledge about terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and human relationships with the environment, enhance the educational opportunities available for undergraduate students and to engage the Adirondack Community in ways that facilitate the stewardship of our natural resources.

Adirondack Watershed Institute
Paul Smith's College
P.O. Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970-0244
Tel: 518-327-6213
Fax: 518-327-6369