Response of springs to longwall coal mining at the deer.
This report describes the response of ground water contained in the overburden to underground mining in the Wasatch Plateau Coalfield. The study involved evaluating the response of local ground water resources overlying the Deer Creek and Cottonwood coal mines in Emery County, Utah. The goals of this study were to (1) quantify fluctuations in spring discharge associated with undermining, (2) assess longevity of discharge fluctuations, and (3) correlate the stratigraphic locations and elevations of springs in the overburden stratigraphic column with zones of overburden failure.
Hydrology; Hydrogeology; Underground-mining; Overburden; Land-subsidence; Coal-mines; Groundwater-movement; Longwall-mining; Coal-mining; Mineral-industries
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Bureau of Mines, Denver, Colorado. Denver Research Center