Augment ponds with ground water to reduce acidification
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Number of studies: 0
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Disturbance of soils during land clearing or development can result in release of salts and therefore water with a low pH. This acidic water can end up in water bodies and have significant effects on aquatic biodiversity including reptiles. Adding uncontaminated ground water to ponds can help to regulate the pH of the water.
Studies that investigated regulating water levels of ponds are discussed in Threat: Natural system modifications – Regulate water levels.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Reptile Conservation
Reptile Conservation - Published 2021