Vegetation Success, Seepage, and Erosion on Tailings Sites Reclaimed with Cattle and Biosolids
Reclamation field studies were designed at the Phelps Dodge Morenci Mine in Arizona to evaluate the benefits of biosolids, cattle impact, and other treatment variables on soil-capped tailings. First-year monitoring has provided preliminary data about soil chemical and physical parameters, soil matric potential profiles, erosion, and vegetation measurements of ground cover, biomass production and frequency.
Vinson, J., B. Jones, M. Milczarek, D. Hammermeister, and J. Ward. 1999. Vegetation success, seepage, and erosion on tailings sites reclaimed with cattle and biosolids. Paper presented at the 16th National Meeting of the American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation, Scottsdale, Arizona.
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