Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Iron Layers

Iron in the ground and the problems it creates in conjunction with iron loving bacteria is a real frustrating problem in the Bella Coola Valley for those people on wells.  I've written a few posts illustrating the iron in the valley.  Finding a water supply where you don't have orange colour water or a strong taste of iron can be challenging, especially sometimes when you can see a clear cold river or stream close by.  I caught this photo the other day along the banks of the Bella Coola River where the banks have recently eroded.  It shows a clear layer of water that is interacting in a  high iron zone along with iron loving bacteria producing the rich red colours.  Grizzly

1 comment:

  1. has anyone done any public health studies on iron in the drinking water? curious about excessive iron absorption over a lifetime. thanks