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Post-reclamation water quality trend in a Mid-Appalachian watershed of abandoned mine lands

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2011

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Wei, X., Wei, H., and Viadero Jr, R.C., 2011, Post-reclamation water quality trend in a Mid-Appalachian watershed of abandoned mine lands: Science of The Total Environment, v. 409, iss. 5, p. 941-948.

Summary

Abandoned mine land (AML) is one of the legacies of historic mining activities, causing a wide range of environmental problems worldwide. A stream monitoring study was conducted for a period of 7 years to evaluate the water quality trend in a Mid-Appalachian watershed, which was heavily impacted by past coal mining and subsequently reclaimed by reforestation and revegetation. GIS tools and multivariate statistical analyses were applied to characterize land cover, to assess temporal trends of the stream conditions, and to examine the linkages between water quality and land cover. In the entire watershed, 15.8% of the land was designated as AML reclaimed by reforestation (4.9%) and revegetation (10.8%). Statistic analysis revealed sub-watersheds [...]

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ISSN WECC 0048-9697

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