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We have just put in a pond in eastern Ky it is about 400 ft by 150ft the water level is about 6 ft on the low end and about 20ft on the dam end our problem is slate and shale rock the ph is around .That was the soil test before we started digging. What I would like to know is is there anyway to lower the ph and how? Also all the run off to the pond on two sides runs over slate and shale. We were told that if the water was a bright green there was to much acid,and there are a lot of crawdads in this bottom area.

Dear Clifton,

re. pH control of ponds, see:

There are various pond care companies. Here's one:


Anthony R. Brach

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