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Potential hydrologic effects of peat mining in the Red Lake Peatlands, north-central Minnesota: A project plan

Open-File Report 79-1591

Prepared in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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Abstract

Peat is being considered for fuel in Minnesota. This study will investigate the potential effects of large-scale surface mining of peat on the hydrology and water quality of Upper Red Lake and the Tamarac River. The major aspects of the study are the characterization of the surface-water and groundwater hydrology and water quality, including the trace-metal content of the peat. Data will be collected to construct two- and three-dimensional digital models to simulate the movement of ground water and its relation to surface water in the peatlands, streams, and lakes. After the model is calibrated with field data, it will be used to evaluate the effect of mining peat on the hydrology and water quality of the Upper Red Lake and Tamarac River.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Potential hydrologic effects of peat mining in the Red Lake Peatlands, north-central Minnesota: A project plan
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
79-1591
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
St. Paul, MN
Contributing office(s):
Minnesota Water Science Center
Description:
iii, 9 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Minnesota
Other Geospatial:
Red Lake Peatlands
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N