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Hydrology of the abandoned coal mines in the Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania

Open-File Report 74-237

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Abstract

Mine-water discharge, into the Susquehanna River degrades the river's quality during periods of low flow to a point critical for subsistence of aquatic life. To determine what measures are required to provide a better quality mine-water discharge in the Wyoming Valley, mine hydrology and mine-water quality are related to mine-pool management. The addition of mine-pool outlets at several locations would increase the rate of discharge and reduce interpool flow, which would reduce the total mineral load discharged to the river. Additional outlets would act as relief overflows to reduce the maximum fluctuation of mine-pool levels, decrease related mine-surface instability, and eliminate surface flooding.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrology of the abandoned coal mines in the Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
74-237
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1974
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
s.n.,
Description:
47 [i.e. 50] leaves :ill. (some folded), folded maps ;27 cm.