Crater Lake’s crystal clear waters: threatened by climate change

Crater Lake is Oregon’s only national park and if you haven’t been yet, you’d better go soon. The Oregonian writes that a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey shows warming temperatures, due to climate change, may forever murky its world famous, crystal clear, deep blue waters.

According to a 2013 National Park Service Report, Crater Lake is a vital economic driver of local area tourism. Visitors to Crater Lake contributed an additional $34,688,000 to communities surrounding the park and supported 565 jobs in just one year. And that’s just the ecomony. Imagine wScreen Shot Crater Lake Articlehat a loss it would be to local communities, our state as a whole and future generations if Crater Lake lost its luster because of climate change.

Big props to The Oregonian for writing about this important climate impact. (But pay no attention, Oregonian editorial board; climate change still isn’t a local issue, right Erik Lukens?)

Click here to read The Oregonian article on the Crater Lake climate change study. And sign-up for our Grassroots Action & Information Network (G.A.I.N) to be alerted to timely ways that you can speak up and act to protect our climate!


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2 Replies to "Crater Lake's crystal clear waters: threatened by climate change"

  • Lynn Merrick
    May 6, 2016 (1:12 am)

    THANK YOU for pointing out this important article! So glad the Oregonian has acknowledged the tremendous impact climate change is having on Crater Lake, one of our most spectacular national treasures!

    Lynn Merrick
    Let’s Talk Climate

  • Pat O'Herron
    May 9, 2016 (10:37 pm)

    Nice to see the Oregonian noticing local impacts of climate change. Now lets see some stories on some of the other local effects of global climate change we are seeing her in Oregon like ground level ozone and asthma, the increase in oil train traffic through the pacific NW, the out control fire season, drought, extreme heat events….

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