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Computer-aided Design of Stream Diversion.

Martin LA; Brady TM
Mng in the Arctic Proceeds 2nd Int'l Symp on Mng in the Arctic Balkema PP 127-133 :127-133
Researchers at the U.S. Bureau of Mines are demonstrating the use of computer-generated, three-dimensional topographic plots as design tools for planning permanent stream diversions and contouring in alpine placer mine environments. Following a plane table survey, slope configurations and stream course design changes can be made by a mine operator before submitting a plan to the permitting agency. Regulatory and review agency personnel can then visualize the final configuration in three dimensions, giving them the opportunity to recommend design changes to fit permitting requirements before any earth is moved. This computer-aided design assists mine operators by decreasing permit processing time. In the first trial, the speed at which the paperwork was processed and the minimal amount of the bond greatly benefitted the mine operator and allowed the necessary earth moving to be completed during the fall dry season.
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OP 199-92
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Mng. in the Arctic. Proceeds 2nd Int'l Symp. on Mng. in the Arctic. Balkema, PP. 127-133
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