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Main Title Assessment of energy resource development impact on water quality : the Belle Fourche and Little Missouri River Basins /
Author Melancon, S. M. ; Hess, B. C. ; Thomas, R. W.
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Author Title of a Work
Hess, B. C.,
Thomas, R. W.,
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600-7-79-234
Stock Number PB80-123565
OCLC Number 06065644
Subjects Water quality--Belle Fourche River wastershed (Wyo and SD) ; Water quality--Little Missouri River Watershed (Wyo-ND) ; Energy policy--Belle Fourche River Watershed (Wyo and SD) ; Energy policy--Little Missouri River Watershed (Wyo-ND) ; United States--Belle Fourche River Watershed ; United States--Little Missouri River Watershed
Additional Subjects Coal mining ; Water pollution ; Little Missouri River Basin ; Belle Fourche River Basin ; Assessments ; Monitoring ; Stream flow ; Environmental impacts ; Fishes ; Wildlife ; Water consumption ; Irrigation ; Ground water ; Sediments ; Salinity ; Mineral deposits ; Aquatic biology ; Tables(Data) ; Montana ; Wyoming ; Energy source development ; Low flow ; Dissolved solids ; Water quality data ; Priorities
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-7-79-234 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/28/2013
EJED  EPA 600-7-79-234 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/11/2002
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-234 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-7-79-234 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/04/2018
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-234 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-123565 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 163 pages : illustrations, maps ; cm 28.
The Belle Fourche and Little Missouri River Basins are key areas in the Nation's search for untapped resources to supplement increasing energy demands. The basins contain vast beds of low-sulfur, strippable coal that potentially will support a large number of coal-fired powerplants, and gasification and liquefaction complexes for conversion of coal into commercially usable power. However, utilization of these energy resources, especially if maximum levels of expansion are realized, is expected to have considerable impact on water resources in the Little Missouri and Belle Fourche River Basins. Decreased flows from energy developments will accompany increased salt and sediment loadings. The resultant lowered water quality will further reduce water usability for municipal, industrial and irrigation purposes and will have adverse impacts on the aquatic eco-system. Water quality monitoring needs in the basins are addressed with priority listings of parameters for measurement to detect changes in water quality as a result of energy resource development.
"October 1979." Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-119).
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