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Naturally degraded waters may be unsuited for use in consumption or agriculture. The water will have high mineral content, such as iron, sulfate, manganese, aluminum, cadmium, and zinc.  The high mineral content leads to high acidity. The water may be visibly discolored. Areas of naturally degraded water commonly have names such as Red Mountain, Red Cone, Iron Creek, and Cement Creek (named for the ferricrete deposits that line its banks).
Last Updated: 4/14/2011 7:23 PM 
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