RECOVERY OF STREAMS STRESSED BY ACID COAL MINE DRAINAGE.

Edwin E. Herricks, John Cairns

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Abstract

The recovery of streams from acid coal mine drainage is governed by a host of physical, chemical and biological factors which acting alone or in concert bring about reduction or removal of the stress, effect restoration of damaged habitat, and result in restoration of the biotic system. The recovery processes are often related to distance from the source of mine drainage, and the stability of environmental conditions downstream. This study shows that even in areas where streams are considered a lost resource there is a possibility for restoration and recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages11-24
Number of pages14
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974
Externally publishedYes
EventSymp on Coal Mine Drain Res, 5th, Coal and the Environ Tech Conf - Louisville, KY, USA
Duration: Oct 22 1974Oct 24 1974

Conference

ConferenceSymp on Coal Mine Drain Res, 5th, Coal and the Environ Tech Conf
CityLouisville, KY, USA
Period10/22/7410/24/74

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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