Salting Our Freshwater Lakes

Salting Our Freshwater Lakes

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Dugan, H. A., Bartlett, S. L., Burke, S. M., Doubek, J. P., Krivak-Tetley, F. E., Skaff, N. K. 2017. Salting Our Freshwater Lakes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114, 17. 4453-4458

Fresh water, Impervious, Lakes, Road salt, Salt water, Urbanization, Water quality, Impervious cover, Chloride

This study analyzed chloride concentrations in over 370 lakes throughout North America and identified trends in lake salinization. The results indicate that many lakes will likely exceed the threshold for chronic chloride exposure to aquatic life within the next 50 years.

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