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Runoff and water-quality characteristics of surface-mined lands in Illinois

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Runoff and water-quality characteristics of surface-mined lands in Illinois; 1984; WRI; 83-4265; Brabets, Timothy P.

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Seven watersheds--three in western Illinois (Fulton County), two in south-western Illinois (St. Clair County), and two in southern Illinois (Williamson County)--were selected to assess the effect of surface mining on the quality and quantity of surface runoff. Each area had one site draining an unmined basin and a nearby site(s) draining a partly surface-mined basin. Flow-duration curves for streams draining surface-mined land had lower variability than those from unmined land. By adjusting an index of variability according to the percentage of surface-mined land in a basin, present techniques can be used to develop synthetic flow-duration curves. Surface mining changes basin characteristics so that peak flows decrease and low flows [...]

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