KWRRI Research Reports


The composition of soil solutions and surface waters emanating from unreclaimed, or partially reclaimed, strip-mined watersheds with low buffering capacity in Kentucky were compared with soil solution compositions of unaffected strata in the watershed. The data suggests that almost 20 years after mining, most soil solutions and surface waters of the disturbed areas still contain high levels of undissolved Al, controlled primarily by the solubilities of a jurbanite-like material (upper limit) and alunite (lower limit).

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United States Department of the Interior Agreement Numbers:

14-08-0001-G1227 (FY 1986)

14-08-0001-G1424 (FY 1987)

Period of Project: July 1986- June 1988

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The work on which this was based was supported in part by funds provided by the United States Department of the Interior, as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984.