of sand and gravel. THE PROBLEM The most important commercial sources of sand and gravel in the United States are river channels and glaciated terrain (Yeend, 1973). Fortunately, the State of New Hampshire has abundant sand and gravel resources left behind as the last Wisconsinan glaciers retreated. Larger
The abundance of sand and gravel in lowland rivers and their proximity to population centers also make them attractive sites for commercial sand and gravel mining. Sand and gravel are integral to the constructed environment, and demand is high. In 1991, percap ita demand was about 12 tons, or one truckload per person (Lingley and Manson 1992).