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A water-logged log nicknamed "Old Man of the Lake" floats in Crater Lake at Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon, July 16, 2004. (AP Photo/Laura Meckler)MoreCloseclosemore
A water-logged log nicknamed "Old Man of the Lake" floats in Crater Lake at Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon, July 16, 2004. (AP Photo/Laura Meckler)

The climate is changing in the Pacific Northwest, and the consequences are playing out in some surprising ways.

At Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, the surface water temperature of the country’s deepest lake is on the rise. An invasive crayfish species is loving the new warmer waters and that's putting the lake’s clarity and native creatures in jeopardy.

Jes Burns of Oregon Public Broadcasting and the reporting collaborative EarthFix reports.

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This segment aired on February 2, 2016.

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