Hydrologic data from wells at or in the vicinity of the San Juan coal mine, San Juan County, New Mexico

Data Series 933
Prepared in cooperation with the Mining and Minerals Division of the State of New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
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Abstract

In 2010, in cooperation with the Mining and Minerals Division (MMD) of the State of New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) initiated a 4-year assessment of hydrologic conditions at the San Juan coal mine (SJCM), located about 14 miles west-northwest of the city of Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico. The mine produces coal for power generation at the adjacent San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) and stores coal-combustion byproducts from the SJGS in mined-out surface-mining pits. The purpose of the hydrologic assessment is to identify groundwater flow paths away from SJCM coal-combustion-byproduct storage sites that might allow metals that may be leached from coal-combustion byproducts to eventually reach wells or streams after regional dewatering ceases and groundwater recovers to predevelopment levels. The hydrologic assessment, undertaken between 2010 and 2013, included compilation of existing data. The purpose of this report is to present data that were acquired and compiled by the USGS for the SJCM hydrologic assessment.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Hydrologic data from wells at or in the vicinity of the San Juan coal mine, San Juan County, New Mexico
Series title Data Series
Series number 933
DOI 10.3133/ds933
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) New Mexico Water Science Center
Description HTML Document
Country United States
State New Mexico
County San Juan County
Other Geospatial San Juan coal mine
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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