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Comprehensive Planning for Strip Mining Reclamation in Dry Regions With Emphasis on Water Harvesting.

Authors
Thames-JL
Source
NTIS: PB/85-185759 :64 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10004466
Abstract
The benefits of water harvesting as an alternative to conventional reclamation were demonstrated on the Peabody coal mines in northeast Arizona. The project produced food crops for 4 years and demonstrated that a catchment-to-crop area ratio of about 2.5:1 Was sufficient to obtain sufficient water from the 11-in annual precipitation to produce garden and fruit varieties in quantities equal to or exceeding national production averages. The economic returns exceeded those of the conventional practice of returning the mine area to rangeland by at least tenfold. Subsidence of the regraded spoil was the only major problem in maintaining the system. Although water harvesting systems have the potential of providing high economic returns and greater social benefits, as demonstrated by this project, they are presently at variance with strip mining regulations.
Publication Date
19840101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-185759
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
OFR 23-85
NIOSH Division
DRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/85-185759
State
AZ;
Performing Organization
Univ. of Arizonia
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