Well we may not be having a white Christmas, but winter in Wisconsin means snow, and snow means salt on the roads.
But after the snow melts, all that salt has to go somewhere, and that somewhere in Madison is our lakes.
WORT Producer Nate Wegehaupt spoke with Hilary Dugan, Assistant Professor at the Center for Limnology at U-W Madison about the issue.
Photo courtesy: Adam Winger / UNSPLASH
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