Updated Jun. 28, 2013 at 7:11 a.m.

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Published: 2013-06-27 12:21:00
Updated: 2013-06-28 07:11:05

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IBM project aims to create a "Smart Lake" Larry Eichler, a researcher scientist for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Darrin Fresh Water Institute, lowers a Secchi disk into Lake George to test light penetration on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Bolton Landing, N.Y. An unprecedented project to turn New Yorks Lake George into the smartest lake in the world is being launched to monitor the lake from its sun-dappled shores to its dark depths in hopes of keeping the Adirondack attraction pristine. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Image 1 of 2 · Next Image…

Sensors analyzing the likes of stream runoff, rainfall, wind, currents, salinity, chlorophyll and nitrogen will be placed around Lake George in New York this year and an IBM supercomputer will crunch the data to provide three-dimensional pictures of the lake. Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, IBM is launching a project focused on water management....

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