||Investigative Mine Survey of a Small Watershed.
||Halliburton Co., Duncan, Okla.
||FWPCA-14-12-453; FWQA-DMO; 02275,; 14010-DMO-03/70-A
( Watersheds ;
West Virginia) ;
( Coal mines ;
( Water pollution ;
Mine waters) ;
Land surveys ;
Mine surveys ;
Strip mining ;
Harrison County(West Virginia) ;
Browns Creek watershed ;
Mine acid drainage ;
Water pollution control
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
The primary purpose of this project was to conduct an investigation to locate hidden or unknown drift mine openings in the Browns Creek Watershed in Harrison County, West Virginia. Thirty unknown openings were discovered in an initial reconnaissance. Additional probing using power driven augers was not successful and was deemed impractical. Three specific areas within the watershed were selected for further scrutiny. The bottom of the highwall line in the strip mined area was determined by land surveyors and this information was plotted on old mine maps to indicate the intersection of the stripping with underground mining. A minimum of 107 mine drifts were shown to be exposed by the 14,500 feet of highwall surveyed in the three areas. (wrsic abstract).