Updated: Sunday, 30 May 2010, 3:28 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 30 May 2010, 3:28 PM EDT
BRIDGEWATER, Conn. (AP) - Two New England lakes are part of a global network of bodies of water that are being studied for the effects of climate change, pollution and other problems.
Lake Lillinonah in Bridgewater, Conn., and Lake Sunapee in Sunapee, N.H., are the only two lakes in the region in the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network.
Citizen scientists are using high-tech equipment to measure how clear the water is and monitor dissolved oxygen and other factors. The data will be uploaded to a Web site available to the network -- a group of academics, engineers and activists who study two dozen lakes around the world.
The information can point to patterns of global environmental problems such as climate change.