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I. Aquifer Parameter Investigations of the Wasatch and Fort Union Formations in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, Utilizing MODFLOWP By Michael P. Brenneis. A thesis submitted to the Department of Geology and Geophysics and The Graduate School of The University of Wyoming in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE in GEOLOGY, Laramie, Wyoming December, 1997.
III. Flow Origin, Drainage Area, and Hydrologic Characteristics for Headwater Streams in the Moutaintop Coal-Mining Region of Southern West Virginia, 2000-01, Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4300;by Katherine S. Paybins, USGS and in cooperation with Office of Surface Mining and the Environment Protection Agency.
IV. Geohydrologic Evaluation of the Upper Part of the Mesaverde Group, Northwestern Colorado, Water-Resources Investigations Report 90-4020; by S.G. Robson, U.S. Geological Survey and Michael Stewart, Industrial Compliance, Inc. Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey and in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources Mined Land Reclamation Division, the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Denver, CO, 1990.
V. Geomorphic, Hydrologic, and Erosion Data For Selected Reclaimed Hillslopes, the Seneca II Mine, Routt County, Colorado, October 1988-July 1990. Water-Resources Investigations Report 92-4096; by J.G. Elliott. Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey and in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources Mined Land Reclamation Division , Denver, CO, 1993.
VI. Passive Treatment of Coal Mine Drainage, By Robert S. Hedin, Robert W. Narin, and Robert L. P. Kleinmann, United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Information Circular, IC 9389, 1994.
VII. Ponds - Planning, Design, Construction, United States, Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Agriculture Handbook Number 590, Issued June 1982, Revised September 1997.
VIII. Procedures Recommended for Overburden and Hydrologic Studies of Surface Mines - Thunder Basin Project, This report outlines the kind of information required to evaluate the soils, overburden, and hydrology so that appropriate land management decisions can be made regarding the selection of mineral lease sites, the development of lease stipulations, and the formulation of mining and reclamation plans.
IX. Pumped-Slurry Backfilling of Abandoned Coal Mine Workings for Subsidence Control at Rock Springs, WY, G. J. Colaizzi, R. H. Whaite, and D. L. Donner, United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines Information Circular/IC 8846, 1981
X. Relation of Compaction and Soil Physical Parameters to Productivity of Reclaimed Soils, Final Report, Project GR896381, January 31, 1993. Prepared by: Dr. Stephen A. Schroeder, Soil Scientist and Dr. Kevin C. Vining, Associate Soil Scientist, North Dakota State University, Land Reclamation Research Center.
XI. Techniques to Reduce Soil Compaction in Reclaimed Soils, Final Report, Project GR896211, December 31, 1991. Prepared by the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky: Lee W. Saperstein, Department of Mining Engineering, Richard J. Sweigard, Department of Mining Engineering, Larry G. Wells, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Richard I. Barnhisel, Department of Agronomy, Debra L. Simpson, Department of Mining Engineering.