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A procedure for predicting concentrations of dissolved solids and sulfate ion in streams draining areas strip mined for coal

Open-File Report 80-764

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Abstract

Current trends in increased coal production necessitate the development of techniques to appraise the environmental degradation resulting from strip mining. A procedure is introduced for the prediction of dissolved-solids and sulfate-ion concentrations in streams draining strip-mined areas. Concentrations are a function of the percentage of the drainage area that has been strip mined. These relationships are expressed by regression equations computed from data collected in streams draining strip-mined areas of Cherokee and Crawford Counties in southeast Kansas. High correlation coefficients indicate that the relationships may be useful in the evaluation of present or future strip-mining operations. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A procedure for predicting concentrations of dissolved solids and sulfate ion in streams draining areas strip mined for coal
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
80-764
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1980
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey,
Description:
22 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.