Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular

Abstract

Water-quality and -quantity analyses were performed between 1997 and 2003 by the Kentucky Geological Survey under contract from the Kentucky River Authority and the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to study abandoned underground coal mines as possible water supplies for communities in the Eastern Kentucky Coal Field. The steep terrain of the coal field limits surface-water supplies, and groundwater systems are difficult to locate and often have too low a yield to provide community water supplies. KGS has been working with the Kentucky River Authority, the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, and local government officials to search for water supplies in abandoned underground coal mines.

The data in the appendices of this report are interpreted in Cumbie and others (2006).

Publication Date

2006

Series

Series XII

Report Number

Information Circular 15

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/kgs.ic15.12

AppendixA.xls (64 kB)
Water-quality analyses

AppendixB.xls (159 kB)
Field measurements and pump test results for the Polly No. 4 Mine at Sandlick in Letcher County

AppendixC.xls (212 kB)
Field measurements and pump test results for the Polly No. 4 Mine at Cow Branch in Letcher County

AppendixD.xls (2607 kB)
Field measurements and pump test results for BethEnergy No. 22 Mine at Crafts Colly in Letcher County

AppendixE.xls (755 kB)
Field measurements and pump test results for the BenCo No. 4 Mine at Hazard in Perry County

AppendixF.xls (1587 kB)
Field measurements and pump test results for LeeCo No. 47 Mine in Manchester

AppendixG.xls (400 kB)
Field measurements and pump test results for the Yocum Creek Mine in Evarts

AppendixH.xls (750 kB)
Water quantity for the Polly portal, an abandoned mine portal in Letcher County

AppendixI.xls (1593 kB)
Water quantity for outflows from the Blue Diamond Mine at Leatherwood in Perry and Knott Counties

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