Custom Lime Application

Ponds and lakes that have pH values of less than 6.5, and/or alkalinity values less than 20 mg/liter may need lime.  Newly constructed water bodies in the eastern part of the Texas (east of I-45)  should be limed at the rate of 2 tons per surface acre before they fill up.  Low alkalinity water bodies typically exhibit limited natural fish production, because they lock up valuable nutrients, thus decreasing natural productivity.