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Gazetteer of coal-mine lakes in southwestern Indiana

Water-Resources Investigations Report 79-67

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Abstract

This gazetteer is a catalog of lakes formed by surface coal mining in southwestern Indiana that are 0.5 acre or larger and in nonactive mine areas. Approximately 1,000 of the lakes are listed by 7.5-minute quadrangle topographic-map name, lake-identification number, latitude and longitude, and county. Other data given are shape of lake, maximum length, mean width, length and development of shoreline, surface area, orientation, presence of a stream inlet or outlet, and geologic data (geologic formation of area surrounding the lake and the mined coal-bed member). Field data (sampling date, pH, specific conductance, apparent color of lake, and general vegetation along the shoreline) were collected for 287 of the lakes. The apparent colors of the lakes observed were varying shades of aqua, blue, brown, lime green, red, and green. Eighty percent of the lakes sampled were green. (Woodard - USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Gazetteer of coal-mine lakes in southwestern Indiana
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
79-67
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1979
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
iv, 107 p. : ill., maps ; 31 x 47 cm.