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A comparison of pre- and post-remediation water quality, Mineral Creek, Colorado

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Runkel, Robert L, Bencala, Kenneth E, Kimball, Briant A, Walton-Day, Katherine, and Verplanck, Philip L, A comparison of pre- and post-remediation water quality, Mineral Creek, Colorado: .

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Pre- and post-remediation data sets are used herein to assess the effectiveness of remedial measures implemented in the headwaters of the Mineral Creek watershed, where contamination from hard rock mining has led to elevated metal concentrations and acidic pH. Collection of pre- and post-remediation data sets generally followed the synoptic mass balance approach, in which numerous stream and inflow locations are sampled for the constituents of interest and estimates of streamflow are determined by tracer dilution. The comparison of pre- and post-remediation data sets is confounded by hydrologic effects and the effects of temporal variation. Hydrologic effects arise due to the relatively wet conditions that preceded the collection of [...]

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  • Upper Colorado River Basin

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From Source - Mendeley RIS Export <br> On - Wed Sep 19 08:12:57 MDT 2012

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