||Assessment of energy resource development impact on water quality : the Tongue and Powder River Basins /
Melancon, S. M. ;
Hess, B. C. ;
Thomas, R. W.
||Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
|| Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Water quality--Powder River Basin (Wyo. and Mont.) ;
Water quality--Tongue River Watershed (Wyo. and Mont.) ;
Energy policy--Powder River Basin (Wyo. and Mont.) ;
Energy policy--Tongue River Watershed (Wyo. and Mont.) ;
United States--Powder River Basin. ;
United States--Tongue River Watershed.
Water resources ;
Water quality ;
Coal deposits ;
Crude oil ;
Coal mining ;
Strip mining ;
Water supply ;
Water consumption ;
Water pollution ;
Environmental impacts ;
Resource development ;
Energy source development ;
Tongue River Basin ;
Powder River Basin
||OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC
||TD172.I55 600 1979, no.249
||Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA
||Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||xv, 197 pages : illustrations, tables ; 28 cm.
The primary objective of this report is to evaluate the existing water quality monitoring network in the Tongue and Powder River Basins and to recommend needed modifications to the present sampling program. As a basis for these recommendations, known developments, both present and planned, are discussed, and available data examined. The impact of developers on both water quality and quantity is defined. Two areas of particular concern are coal strip mining activities in the vicinity of Sheridan and oil field operations in the Salt Creek watershed.
"December 1979." Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138).