Use of Natural and Applied Tracers to Guide Targeted Remediation Efforts in an Acid Mine Drainage System, Colorado Rockies, USA

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Cowie, Rory; Williams, Mark; Wireman, Mike; Runkel, Robert;
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Journal: Water (issn: 2073-4441)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/w6040745
  • Subject: stream tracers | Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes | mine hydrology | fluorescent dye tracers | TD201-500 | water isotopes | TC1-978 | Hydraulic engineering | groundwater | acid mine drainage

Stream water quality in areas of the western United States continues to be degraded by acid mine drainage (AMD), a legacy of hard-rock mining. The Rico-Argentine Mine in southwestern Colorado consists of complex multiple-level mine workings connected to a drainage tunne... View more
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