The Yampa River basin, Colorado and Wyoming : a preview to expanded coal-resource development and its impacts on regional water resources

Water-Resources Investigations Report 78-126
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Abstract

Expanded coal production and conversion in the Yampa River basin , Colorado and Wyoming, may have substantial impacts on water resources, environmental amenities, and socioeconomic conditions. Preliminary results of a 3-year basin assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey are given for evaluation of surface- and ground-water resources using available data, modeling analysis of waste-load capacity of a Yampa River reach affected by municipal wastewater-treatment plant effluents, and semiquantitative descriptions of ambient air- and water-quality conditions. Aspects discussed are possible constraints on proposed development due to basin compacts and laws regulating water resources, possible changes in environmental-control regulations, and policies on energy-resource leasing and land use that will influence regional economic development. (Woodard-USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The Yampa River basin, Colorado and Wyoming : a preview to expanded coal-resource development and its impacts on regional water resources
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 78-126
DOI 10.3133/wri78126
Edition -
Year Published 1979
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description x, 133 p. :ill., maps ;26 cm.