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Effects of coal strip mining on stream water quality and biology, southwestern Washington

Luis A. Fuste

Effects of coal strip mining on stream water quality and biology, southwestern Washington

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey, Books and Open-File Reports [distributor] in Tacoma, Wash, Denver, Colo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water quality -- Washington (State),
  • Water quality bioassay -- Washington (State),
  • Coal mines and mining -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State),
  • Strip mining -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby L.A. Fuste £ and D.F. Meyer.
    SeriesWater-resources investigations report -- 86-4056.
    ContributionsMeyer, D. F., Geological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 124 p. :
    Number of Pages124
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14656879M

      Water pollution from surface coal mining has degraded more than 22 percent of streams and rivers in southern West Virginia to the point they may now qualify as impaired under state criteria. Effects of Coal-Mine Discharges on the Quality of the Stonycreek River and Its Tributaries, Somerset and Cambria Counties, Pennsylvania. Govt Reports Announcements & Index. #volume# C. E. Zipper, G. I. Holtzman, S. Rheem and G. K. Evanylo. Surface water quality trends in Southwestern Virginia, I. Seasonal Kendall. Mining the Mountains Soon the draglines arrived in the East and coal mining's effect on the landscape took an ugly turn. To be sure, Wyoming's open-pit coal mines aren't pretty, but their.   Strip Mining Coal vs. Health and Jobs detailing the incredibly damaging environmental impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining and the failed efforts at reclaiming mined land or mitigating the effects. such as requiring that water discharged from mines will not degrade stream water quality below established federal standards.


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Wilber, Danny E. Renn, and Charles G. Crawford ABSTRACT An assessment of streams in the coal-mining region of southwestern IndianaCited by: 1. Samples of coal pile runoff, Georges Creek water, and macrobenthos above and below two coal storage areas along Georges Creek, Allegany County, Maryland, were collected in Cited by: the effect of strip mining is every type of coal mining has some effect on the rocks adjacent to the mined strata, but strip mining has the greatest effect.

Strip mining also causes increased turbidity and siltation of streams and ponds, greater variation in stream flow levels and water temperature, and stream dewatering, all of which contribute to the endangerment of aquatic species.

The Science of the Total Environment, 8 () (~) Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company, Amsterdam - Printed in The Netherlands EFFECTS OF COAL MINING ON GROUND AND SURFACE WATER QUALITY, MONONGALIA COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA* ROBERT G. The University of Akron, Department of Geology, Akron, Ohio (U.S.A.) (Received April 28th, ) ABSTRACT Water quality Cited by: and the nation's other coal fields.

Two major concerns are ground‐water quality and ground‐water quantity, but only the quality aspects are addressed in this paper. Despite the new emphasis placed on ground water by regulatory authorities, the effects of coal mining on ground water.

Effects of land use and surficial geology on flow and water quality of streams in the coal mining region of southwestern Indiana, October through September Technical Report (PDF.

Fig. 2 | Effects of coal mining on stream biodiversity. a, b, Mining impact is quantified by the ratio between taxonomic richness (a) and total abundance at mined versus unmined sites (b).

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Coal has been extracted via surface and sub-surface mining for decades throughout the Appalachian Mountains. New interest in ridge-top mining has raised concerns about possible waterway impacts. We examined effects of forestry, mining, and road construction-based disturbance on physico-chemistry and macroinvertebrate communities in east-central Tennessee headwater by: 4.

There are five basic steps to these methods of mining: Layers of rock and dirt above and between the coal seams are removed. Coal seams are removed with excess soil and rock placed in an adjacent valley.

Large scale earth moving equipment is used to excavate and remove coal from lower layers. A study of the effects on water quality of coal mining in the basin of the North Fork Kentucky River shows increases in the mean annual total dissolved solids concentrations from about 8 to 50 milligrams per liter.

It shows that the Hazard Number 9 coal seam produces the largest quantities of acid and sulfate. The study also shows that most of the acid mine drainage is neutralized by carbonate.

Can strip mining coal affect water. We need you to answer this question. If you know the answer to this question, please register to join our limited beta program and start the conversation right now. Coal is one of the most-water intensive methods of generating electricity.

A typical coal plant withdraws enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every three and a half minutes. The International Energy Agency says that global water consumption for power generation and fuel production is expected to more than double from 66 billion cubic meters (bcm) into bcm by.

Both underground and surface mining techniques are used to extract the coal. The climate ranges to arid in the adjacent plateaus. Annual precipitation varies from less than 25 cm in the arid plateaus to over cm in the mountains. Yearly potential evaporation ranges from 75 to cm.

The ecological effects of coal strip-mining: a bibliography with abstracts / (Fort Collins, Colo.: Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Biological Services, Western Energy and Land Use Team, ), by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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The stream protection rule finalized under President Obama would have reduced emissions and the harmful effects of coal mining on thousands of waterways. Mining is the first step in the dirty life cycle of coal.

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EPA/ July ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF WESTERN COAL COMBUSTION: PART III - THE WATER QUALITY OF ROSEBUD CREEK, MONTANA by R. Skogerboe, M. Miller, D. Dick Department of Chemistry Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado and R.

Thurston, and R. Russo Fisheries Bioassay Laboratory Montana State University Bozeman. HYDROLOGY OF THE L.C. HOLDING COAL-LEASE TRACT AND ADJACENT AREAS, SOUTHWESTERN UTAH, AND POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF COAL MINING By G.E.

Cordy, R.L. Seller, and B.J. Stolp U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Water-Resources Investigations Report Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT Salt Lake City, Utah Cited by: 1.

Protecting Streams from Coal Mining. The Stream Protection Rule will apply to surface and subsurface waters affected by coal mining. The Rule will replace the decades old rule that currently regulates the impacts of coal mining on America’s waters and will be a step towards better protection of headwater streams, native wildlife, and the.

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Researchers Study Impacts of Coal Mining on Water Resources. The Virginia Water Resources Research Center at Virginia Tech has embarked on two new research projects in headwater streams affected by coal mining in southwestern Virginia. which require land reclamation and water quality protection.

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As a result, there has not been a systematic attempt to quantify the influence of the Coal Mining Locations Map File Size: KB. A wetland atlas (Mitschet al. ) was developed for a km2 region of the Western Coalfield in Kentucky to inventory the wetlands there and to present a regional assessment of coal surface mining.

Both the methodology and the results of the atlas are presented as they relate to wetland management. The atlas was designed to present the location, type, and extent of wetlands as well as Cited by: 8.literature on water quality effects, effects on soil loss, and other environmental effects of mining are available.

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