Re: [gardeners] Winter storm in Rochester (
Sun, 17 Jan 1999 07:08:06 +1300

Snow pollution in the lake!!!

What happens when the snow melts naturally, doesn't it run off to 
the lake and pollute it anyway? Sounds like environmentalism gone 
mad to me. Or maybe I am in which case I plead ignorance of snow 
conditions. Does anyone have solid information on the extra 
pollution risk here? Bill?

Terry Dowdeswell
18 Henderson Ave
Tuakau, New Zealand
Average daily maximum  above 20degC for 5-6 months
Average monthly maximum above 25degC for 4 months
Average daily maximum always above14degC
Average daily minimum never below 7.8degC
1-10 ground frosts per year, almost no air frost
Rainfall mean july 135mils, Jan 70mils, annual 1185mils

> Jill, that makes complete sense -- just the little that the 
> local snow plows shove up on our lawns indicates that dumping
> in Lake Ontario would polute. We've had a car parked at the
> top of the driveway for 48 hrs now, just in case of emergency -- 
> and the snow plow came through to scrape the icey slush
> aside 'round about 7:00am, flinging it up all over the windshield
> and hood of the car! Obviously we can't hose it down until the
> weather improves.. but that salt and sand corrodes. 
> Penny, NY  
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