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The Economic Effects of Subsidence from Underground Coal Mining on Agricultural Land in Illinois.
NTIS: PB/85-109296 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :60 pages
The objective of this study was to determine the economic impact of subsidence from underground coal mining on agricultural lands in Illinois. In a survey of Illinois agricultural extension advisers, the presence of subsidence from underground coal mining was reported in 31 counties. The most frequently reported problems were the presence of depressions or potholes, standing water in depressed areas, surface drainage disruption, broken tile lines, and reduced crop yield. The most frequently reported attempts to restore productivity from subsidence damage were to dig surface drainage ditches, haul in fill dirt, fill in depressions with tractor and blade or land leveler, and replace tile lines; success was varied.
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NTIS: PB/85-109296. Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries.
Univ. of Illinois
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