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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Surface mine lakes, beneficial water use, water resource

Abstract

A survey, in 1981, revealed that Iowa had 1,215 active surface mines. Of the active and abandoned surface mines, 625 had water withdrawal permits from the Iowa Natural Resources Council. The majority of these permits were for dewatering and/or processing water but several were for other beneficial uses. Several of the surface mines are also used for recreation. This usage, for water supply and recreation, indicates the value of surface mine lakes as a water resource for the people of Iowa.

Publication Date

June 1984

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

91

Issue

2

First Page

67

Last Page

69

Copyright

© Copyright 1984 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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