Water Testing-Adirondack Lake Assessment Program (ALAP)

ESSLA provides funding and volunteers to perform deep and surface water quality monitoring through ALAP

Water samples are analyzed for pH, alkalinity, conductivity, color, nitrate, chlorophyll and total phosphorus concentrations. Among the threats to Adirondack lakes are acid rain and phosphorous, which can lead to unnatural algae blooms, as well as acting as fertilizer to Eurasian milfoil. Water testing monitors the acidity status of the lake as well as shoreline areas for pollutants. To date Schroon Lake and River exhibit very high water quality.