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State court decision could lead to new restrictions on Adirondack lakes, rivers

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A state Supreme Court judge has sided with environmental groups in a ruling that could lead to new restrictions on the kind of recreation allowed on Adirondack lakes and rivers. The decision this week found that the water and bed of Lows Lake in the central Adirondacks should be treated as an official wilderness area.

The ruling overturns a 2009 decision by the Adirondack Park Agency that left the lake unclassified. As Brian Mann reports, this legal precedent could force the APA to begin classifying dozens of lakes and rivers across the Park.

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