Interim Results of Groundwater Monitoring: Upper Queen Creek and Devils Canyon Watersheds, Resolution Copper Mining LLC, Pinal County, Arizona
Groundwater monitoring in the upper Queen Creek and Devils Canyon watersheds was initiated by RCM in early 2004. The current RCM groundwater monitoring program includes 19 wells, boreholes or shafts. Based on results of hydrogeological characterization studies conducted to date, three principal aquifers have been identified. The purpose of the groundwater monitoring program is to provide hydrologic data for continued development and refinement of the conceptual hydrogeologic model for the ALT aquifer and adjacent aquifers in the study area that might be impacted by block-cave mining operations proposed by RCM in the Oak Flat area.
Montgomery & Associates. 2010. Interim Results of Groundwater Monitoring, Upper Queen Creek and Devils Canyon Watersheds, Resolution Copper Mining LLC, Pinal County, Arizona: Final report prepared for Resolution Copper Mining LLC, February 17, 2010.
Email Address Created for Land Exchange Questions
The Southwestern Region Office of Lands and Minerals Management is overseeing and administering the land exchange and appraisal process which includes the 2,422-acre Oak Flat Federal Parcel. All questions about the land exchange and appraisal process should be emailed to SM.FS.firstname.lastname@example.org
Programmatic Agreement Info
To comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Tonto National Forest developed a Programmatic Agreement (PA) and included it in Volume 5, Appendix O of the final EIS. The PA was created in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation Office, tribes and other consulting parties. The PA contains an agreed upon process for identifying, evaluating and addressing adverse effects to historic properties associated with this undertaking.
To review Volume 5 and the PA, Download Vol 5 PDF, 27 MB.