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Main Title Effect of Strip Mining on Water Quality.
Author Vimmersted, J. P. ; Finne, J. H. ; Sutto, P. ;
CORP Author Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Water Resources Center.
Year Published 1973
Report Number 330X; DI-14-01-0001-841; OWRR-B-002-OHIO; 06515,; B-002-OHIO(1)
Stock Number PB-217 872
Additional Subjects ( Strip mining ; Water pollution) ; ( Spoil ; Fluid inflitration) ; Ohio ; Little Mill Creek ; Water quality ; Chemical composition ; Criteria ; Concentration(Composition) ; Geology ; Coal mining ; pH ; Calcium ; Magnesium ; Bicarbonates ; Sulfates ; Aluminum ; Iron ; Soil water ; Soil properties ; Leaching ; Mine acid drainage ; Strip mine wastes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-217 872 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 64p
The report deals with two separate topics, the effect of strip-mining on water quality of Little Mill Creek, Ohio, and infiltration of water on strip-mine spoil banks. Chemical water quality in Little Mill Creek was measured for 236 weeks. Two of four sampling points received effluent from a coal strip mine. Sulfate, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, aluminum, and hydrogen ion concentrations were determined Rainfall infiltration on graded spoil banks, measured with a sprinkling infiltrometer, averaged about 1.5 cm per hour. Differences in moisture content, slope, bulk density, and texture of the spoil did not explain most of the difference in infiltration between spoils.