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POLLUTION OF THE HUDSON.

Issue 16 and Volume 41.

POLLUTION OF THE HUDSON. The pollution of the Hudson river has formed the subject of a partial report just published by the State health department. It considers the section of the river between the upper limits of the village of Glens Falls and Waterford at the mouth of the Mohawk river. This includes only the districts within the State of New York of the watersheds of two of the principal tributaries of the Hudson between these points—the Hoosick river and the Batten kill. Those of Fish creek and Anthony kill, being considered relatively negligible were not visited. A large portion of the drainage area of the river above Glens Falls is included in the Adirondack Park. The total drainage area tributary to the Hudson at Glens Falls is 2,790 square miles, and the population on this part of the watershed is 50,600. From Glens Falls to Waterford a drainage area…

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