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Data from a solute transport experiment in the Leviathan Mine drainage, Alpine County, California, October 1982

January 1, 1994

A twenty-four hour injection of chloride and sodium was made into Leviathan Creek, Alpine County, California to aid interpretation of the coupled interactions between physical transport processes and geochemical reactions. Leviathan Creek was chosen because it receives acid mine drainage from Leviathan Mine, an abandoned open-pit sulfur mine. Water samples were collected at 15 sites along a 4.39 kilometer reach and analyzed for chloride, sodium, sulfate and fluoride. Dissolved concentrations are presented in tabular format and time-series plots. Duplicate samples were analyzed by two laboratories: the Central Laboratory, Denver, Colorado and a research laboratory in Menlo Park, California. A tabular comparison of the analyses and plots of the differences between the two laboratories is presented. Hydrographs and instantaneous discharge measurements are included. (USGS)

Citation Information

Publication Year 1985
Title Data from a solute transport experiment in the Leviathan Mine drainage, Alpine County, California, October 1982
DOI 10.3133/ofr8585
Authors M.R. Flint, K.E. Bencala, G. W. Zellweger, D.P. Hammermeister
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 85-85
Index ID ofr8585
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization