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Main Title Preliminary guidance for estimating erosion on areas disturbed by surface mining activities in the interior western United States, interim final report /
Author King, Arnold D. ; Holder., Tommie J. ;
CORP Author United States. Soil Conservation Service.; Soil Conservation Service, Denver, Colo.; Environmental Protection Agency, Denver, Colo. Office of Energy Activities.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VIII, Office of Energy Activities,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 908-4-77-005
Stock Number PB-283 341
OCLC Number 03679015
Subjects Soil erosion--United States--Measurement ; Strip mining--Environmental aspects--United States ; Soil erosion--Measurement
Additional Subjects Coal mining ; Surface mining ; Erosion ; Mathematical models ; Mathematical prediction ; Soil properties ; Land reclamation ; Drainage ; Rainfall ; Slope ; Farms ; Sediments ; Tables(Data) ; Topography ; Western Region(United States) ; Universal soil loss equation
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 908-4-77-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/29/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 908-4-77-005 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EOAD  EPA 908-4-77-005 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 02/13/2019 DISPERSAL
ERAD  EPA 908/4-77-005 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/29/2016
NTIS  PB-283 341 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps (1 folded color in pocket) ; 27 cm
Surface mining activity in the Interior Western U.S. is increasing. As disruption of surface lands increases, a tool is needed to evaluate alternative mitigating measures needed for reclamation of disturbed lands. This publication provides guidance on the use of the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) to predict water-related erosion on areas disturbed by surface mining. The USLE is a method of estimating soil loss from sheet and rill erosion as a function of rainfall intensity, soil erodibility, length/percent slope, vegetative protection and erosion control practices (contour tillage and stripcropping). The information gained by application of the USLE can be used as a basis for comparing alternative conservation practices used in reclamation planning. (Color illustrations reproduced in black and white)
"EPA 908-4-77-005." "July 1977." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references. Interim final report. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Region VIII, Office of Energy Activites Contract Number: EPA-IAG-D6-F071