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A statistical approach to evaluate the relation of coal mining, land reclamation, and surface-water quality in Ohio

January 1, 1994

Base-flow data from 779 sites in Ohio 's coal region were analyzed statistically to relate land use to selected water-quality characteristics. Sites were classified into five categories: unmined (100 percent unmined land), abandoned (50 percent or more abandoned surface mines), reclaimed (50 percent or more reclaimed surface mines), deep-mined (50 percent or more underground mines), and mixed (all others). Specific conductance , pH, alkalinity, acidity, sulfate, dissolved iron, total iron, and total manganese in streams draining basins in the coal region were the eight characteristics selected for analysis. (USGS)

Citation Information

Publication Year 1984
Title A statistical approach to evaluate the relation of coal mining, land reclamation, and surface-water quality in Ohio
DOI 10.3133/wri844117
Authors Janet Hren, K.S. Wilson, D.R. Helsel
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series Number 84-4117
Index ID wri844117
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization