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Sensors to track health of Lake George

Technology will help study problems

Darrin Fresh Water Institute Research Assistant, Tiffiny Burlingame (cq) shows a dish of Asia Clams that are a new invasive speicies in Lake George.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Darrin Fresh Water Institute Research Assistant, Tiffiny Burlingame (cq) shows a dish of Asia Clams that are a new invasive speicies in Lake George.
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There’s a “dead zone” in Lake George’s southern basin, and no one knows quite why. Harmful invasive species such as the tiny Asian clam spread from bay to bay, and no one knows quite how. Those and other water quality questions about Lake George — including why the lake is getting saltier — could be answered under a new “smart lake” data-gathering project announced Thursday. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM and the Fund for Lake George ...

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