The Moffat Tunnel in Colorado is the means by which Trains Travel under the Continnental Divide! I took water samples from an Acid Pond and Boggy Area Near the East Portal of the Moffat Tunnel! !!
I collected the water on August 30, 2004! The sample was collected Early in the Morning! The East Portal of the Moffat Tunnel is located Fifty Miles NorthWest of Denver! The place where I took the Water From was just East of the Junction Between the Corona Pass Road and the East Portal Moffat Tunnel RoadPic! It can easily be seen from the RoadPic! It is betwwen the Road and the Rail Line! There is a Stream (South Boulder Creek) on the Rail Road side that is quite lower than the Pond and Bog! The PH of the Pond was 5.0 as measured by Two different Pond testing kits! That is a low as both of the Kits measured PH! So, I have no idea what the real PH may have been! Any speculation on why the PH was what it was probably would add much to the presentation! The pond area looked build up to a certain extent, so it could be built up from material dug out in building the tunnel! There were no signs of any significant mining in the area! It could be the natural PH off all standing water in the area!
I collected water from the edge of the pond Pic! And from the Boggy area to the South of the pond Pic! The whole area to the south of the pond was a grassy and shrub covered bog Pic! I did not see any higher forms of aquatic life in the area!
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Pictures of the Pond, Bog and area around The East Portal of the Moffat Tunnel! The first two are of Netherland, Colorado! Which actually is not that close to the area!!
Findings from the Microscope at Various days from the Acid Pond and Boggy Area to the East of the East Entrance to the Moffat Tunne!!
Day one microscopic findings from the East Portal Moffat Tunnel Water!!!
Day two microscopic findings from the East Portal Moffat Tunnel Water!!!!
Day Four microscopic findings from the East Portal Moffat Tunnel Water!!!!
Day 29 microscopic findings from the East Portal Moffat Tunnel Water!!!!
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