A statistical approach to evaluate the relation of coal mining, land reclamation, and surface-water quality in Ohio

Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4117
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Abstract

Base-flow data from 779 sites in Ohio 's coal region were analyzed statistically to relate land use to selected water-quality characteristics. Sites were classified into five categories: unmined (100 percent unmined land), abandoned (50 percent or more abandoned surface mines), reclaimed (50 percent or more reclaimed surface mines), deep-mined (50 percent or more underground mines), and mixed (all others). Specific conductance , pH, alkalinity, acidity, sulfate, dissolved iron, total iron, and total manganese in streams draining basins in the coal region were the eight characteristics selected for analysis. (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title A statistical approach to evaluate the relation of coal mining, land reclamation, and surface-water quality in Ohio
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 84-4117
DOI 10.3133/wri844117
Edition -
Year Published 1984
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description iv, 325 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.