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A Summary of Some Land Surface and Water Quality Monitoring Results for Constructed GeoFluv Landforms

Summary of Some Land Surface and Water Quality Monioring Results Modern mining methods can drastically change landforms in the project area. Traditional reclamation grading methods often do not address all the criteria that must be met for the desired post-mining land use including water quality standards, in-stream uses, vegetation diversity and other reclamation criteria. Inability to meet or mitigate for these changes caused by the proposed reclamation landform can even stop mining activity from proceeding. A new, natural approach to landform grading called GeoFluvTM (Bugosh, 2003) offers a cost-effective alternative for sustainable mineral development than can satisfy the reclamation criteria ….