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    Moose Pond

    Bloomingdale, New York

    Moose Pond

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    "With its 70-foot depth, Moose Pond differs from most of the area’s shallow, boggy ponds, and because of its depth, supports a coldwater trout fishery. Trout succumb readily to acidified water. Bogs, especially those with sphagnum—which secretes hydrogen ions that acidify its environment—do not support trout well. Decaying bog vegetation also gives off tannic and other acids during oxidation that add further acidity.

    Although trout might survive, barely, under such conditions, they certainly cannot survive the added import of acid rain from the Midwest. Sulfur dioxide—eventually converted to sulfurous and sulfuric acids in the atmosphere—along with hydrochloric and nitric acids, emanating from unscrubbed, coal-fired power plants, toll a death knell for high Adirondack lakes. Hundreds of them no longer support trout. Thankfully, such environmental insults have not ruined this body of water. Habitat type: small, deep pond"

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    Best spring through fall
    New York Atlas Map 96:B1, USGS Bloomingdale and Saranac Lake
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