Background hydrologic information in potential lignite mining areas in Mississippi, July 1982

Open-File Report 83-257
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Abstract

A water-quality sampling program was initiated in 1980 to determine background hydrologic data in potential lignite mining areas of Mississippi. This report is the third in a planned five-part series to provide data to assess future impacts of mining on small streams. The data indicates that most streams in the study area have a dissolved-solids concentration less than 100 mg/. The major ion concentrations were generally less than 10 mg/. Concentrations of arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and selenium in bottom material samples were below detectable limits. Cobalt, lead, zinc, copper, and chromium concentrations exceeded 10 micro-/g at all sites and maganese exceeded 1000 micro-/g at five sites. (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Background hydrologic information in potential lignite mining areas in Mississippi, July 1982
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 83-257
DOI 10.3133/ofr83257
Edition -
Year Published 1983
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description 25 p. ill., map ;28 cm.