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Floodplain storage of mine tailings in the Belle Fourche river system: a sediment budget approach

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

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DOI: 10.1002/esp.3290170704

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Abstract

Arsenic-contaminated mine tailings that were discharged into Whitewood Creek at Lead, South Dakota, from 1876 to 1978, were deposited along the floodplains of Whitewood Creek and the Belle Fourche River. The resulting arsenic-contaminated floodplain deposit consists mostly of overbank sediments and filled abandoned meanders along Whitewood Creek, and overbank and point-bar sediments along the Belle Fourche River. Arsenic concentrations of the contaminated sediments indicate the degree of dilution of mine tailings by uncontaminated alluvium. About 13% of the 110 ?? 106 Mg of mine tailings that were discharged at Lead were deposited along the Whitewood Creek floodplain. -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Floodplain storage of mine tailings in the Belle Fourche river system: a sediment budget approach
Series title:
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
DOI:
10.1002/esp.3290170704
Volume
17
Issue:
7
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
675
Last page:
685
Number of Pages:
11