Our new public affairs series “The Ripple Effect” dives into the local effects of climate change on our area's cherished waterways. This project is made in collaboration with the Ithaca Voice, Cornell University, the Community Science Institute, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars. We dive into water hazards affecting the Finger Lakes region, and explore how our community is managing the burden of those issues.

In our first two episodes, we reported on algal blooms and hydrilla. For our third episode, WRFI News Contributor Meaghan MacElroy reports about local water monitoring of cayuga lake and how that plays into invasive species growth and the quality of drinking water from the lake.

Today's episode was produced by Meaghan MacElroy, Michayla Savitt, Maggie McAden, and Kelsey O’Connor.
Music provided by BlueDotSessions.

Our project is ongoing, and we want to hear your questions, comments, or concerns about water in the finger lakes. Call us at 607-274-3445, or send us an email at news@ithacaradio.org.