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North America's freshwater lakes are getting saltier


April 10, 2017

North America's freshwater lakes are getting saltier due to development and exposure to road salt. A study of 371 lakes published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that many Midwestern and Northeastern lakes are experiencing increasing chloride trends, with some 44 percent of the lakes sampled in these regions undergoing long-term salinization. The study is the first large-scale analysis of chloride trends in freshwater lakes. Full Story

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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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