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Background hydrologic information in potential lignite mining areas in Mississippi, August 1980

Open-File Report 81-421

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Mississippi Bureau of Geology is conducting a hydrologic data collection program in the potential lignite producing areas in Mississippi. During the week of August 25-28, 1980, hydrologic data on channel characteristics were collected at 15 sites on small streams draining potential lignite mining areas in east central Mississippi. Current meter discharge measurements were made and water-quality samples were collected at 11 of the 15 miles. Main channel widths at sampling sites ranged from 126 feet on Sucarnoochee Creek to 15 feet on Houston Creek. Maximum water depth ranged from 7 feet on Pawticfaw Creek and Tallahatta Creek to one-half foot on Okatibbee Creek. The maximum stream discharge measured was 56 cubic feet per second on Pawticfaw Creek. Four sites had no discharge. Specific conductance at sampling sites ranged from 115 micromhos on Ponta Creek to 26 micromhos on Sucarnoochee Creek. The dissolved-oxygen concentration was 5.7 milligrams per liter or higher at all sites. The concentration of suspended sediment was not greater than 38 milligrams per liter at any site. Bottom material samples commonly contained iron, manganese and zinc. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Background hydrologic information in potential lignite mining areas in Mississippi, August 1980
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
81-421
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1981
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
22 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.