Re: [gardeners] Winter storm in Rochester (
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 21:16:18 +1300

> > conditions. Does anyone have solid information on the extra 
> > pollution risk here? Bill?

> A good share of the pollutants stay on land.  But a larger problem in
> dumping snow on a lake or river (it's illegal in most parts of the US) is
> that it really screws up the dissolved oxygen content in the water,
> killing fish and other aquatic life forms.
> Kay Lancaster

Thanks Kay. I'm gonna have to visit one day and see things for 
myself. Do you get oxygen problems with no dumping and extremely 
heavy falls over the lake?

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