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).
Information Circular 15
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Webb, Steven E.; Cumbie, Dennis H.; Dinger, James S.; and Russo, Leslie K., "Water-Quality and -Quantity Data for Abandoned Underground Coal Mines in Eastern Kentucky" (2006). Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular. 24.
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