Lake George is a 190 foot deep, 32-mile long, clear-water
oligotrophic lake situated in the
southern Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The lake is an abundant
fishery, managed to ensure adequate supplies
of cold-water fish such as Lake Trout and Salmon. Human activity and
changing land use around the lake (perturbation of the watershed) in
the last 15 to 20 years is suspected of increasing the rate at which
nutrients and other pollutants are coming into the lake. Lake George
is currently listed on New York’s PWL due to nutrients levels.
Additional concerns include the invasion of exotic species (e.g., Eurasian
milfoil and zebra mussels).
(Text from the NY
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