Road Salts and the Bay

CBF Senior Scientist Beth McGee explains how the road salts used during winter storms can affect the Bay and its rivers and streams.

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Graphic: 1 (showing melting snowman) Snow Melt: Polluted runoff enters our water ways via snow melt, but not as quickly as it does from rainstorms. 2 (showing snow plow) Road Salt: Salt is currently the least expensive and most efficient de-icer available for municipal use. 3 (image of salt being poured on a dead fish) Bay Health: Large amounts of salt can disrupt the balance in our water ways. It is better to let salted snow melt on land for a more gradual influx.

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