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Study finds America's lakes are getting saltier

The first large-scale study of chloride in North American lakes has found that lakes are getting saltier.

Lake Texoma in October 2013. Once a major water supply for North Texas, it has been offline amid a zebra mussel infestation.

The first large-scale study of chloride in North American lakes has found that lakes are getting saltier. Even small exposure to build-up along the shore because of road salt, which is used to clear out snow and ice, can significantly increase salinization levels. Researchers say the saltiness of a lake can provide a window into the ecological health of its watershed and indicate environmental disruption. (Water Online)

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