Assessment of factors limiting algal growth in acidic pit lakes--a case study from Western Australia, Australia.

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Open-cut mining operations can form pit lakes on mine closure. These new water bodies typically have low nutrient concentrations and may have acidic and metal-contaminated waters from acid mine drainage (AMD) causing low algal biomass and algal biodiversity. A preliminary study was carried out on an acidic coal pit lake, Lake Kepwari, in Western Australia… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-5829-0

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