Limestone sand addition

Limestone sand is being added to an acidic stream by a dump truck.
The limestone will be distributed downstream by periodic flooding. The sand must be replenished approximately 1 or 2 times per year, depending on flooding frequency. Limestone sand addition is most effective for streams that have low pH, but also relatively low dissolved metal concentrations. Iron and/or aluminum hydroxides precipitate in the stream, but probably over a shorter stretch than without treatment.

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