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July 24, 2020 | Article

Two banks to support Lake George septic upgrades

LAKE GEORGE -- Two regional banks will be putting a total of $2.5 million into no-interest or low-interest loans to help homeowners and businesses around Lake George upgrade private septic systems that may be polluting the lake.

July 23, 2020 | Article

Partnership Aims To Upgrade Lake George Basin Septic Systems

As multimillion dollar upgrades are being made at the Lake George Wastewater Treatment Plant to protect water quality, a new partnership between local banks and the FUND for Lake George is aimed at upgrading old septic systems in the Lake George basin.

July 8, 2020 | Press Release

FUND Unveils Comprehensive Safe Septic System Program Dedicated to Solving One of the Most Serious Threats to Lake George Water Quality

Expanding on its leading role in protecting Lake George from failing and aging septic and wastewater treatment systems, The FUND for Lake George today unveiled a new basinwide program dedicated to equipping and empowering property owners to ensure every private septic system in the basin is performing as needed to keep the Lake clean and healthy.

June 24, 2020 | Article

The Post Star: Boos and Bravos

Bravos to The Jefferson Project and the data about Lake George that its scientists have put online for the public. This new online dashboard of real-time information and historical data no doubt will continue to grow and improve in years ahead. The dashboard at jeffersonproject.live offers hourly forecasts for every six-tenths of a mile up and down the boating lanes, islands and tributaries of the 32-mile-long lake, as well as information on air temperature, wind speed and precipitation.

June 18, 2020 | Article

Deep Thunder strikes new standard for Lake George weather forecasting

LAKE GEORGE – There’s Deep Thunder on Lake George and now everyone can see it. Deep Thunder is the name for IBM’s weather monitoring and forecasting system that combines Big Data, supercomputers and physics to create highly localized and accurate weather profiles and predictions for a given area. Think of it as The Weather Channel on digital steroids.

June 12, 2020 | Special Report

Clips: WTEN: Northway boat wash station underlines lake safety with a high-pressure hose

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Adirondack Welcome Center south of Northway exit 18 is more than just a rest stop. It also houses a boat wash station, where boaters can get their vessels checked for invasive species before hitting the water. On Wednesday, New York DEC officials showed off how the station works, and talked about why it’s important to keep invasive plant species out of Adirondack water bodies.

June 12, 2020 | Newsletter

Latest from the Lake: A New Series Profiling Protectors of Lake George

The FUND for Lake George invites you to get to know some of the many people who are partnering with us to keep the Lake clear and clean — from plow drivers, public officials and treatment plant operators to scientific researchers, business leaders, and property owners.

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