Design of a Mine Dewatering System Which Minimizes Consumptive Use of a Major Groundwater Resource
Bentley, Samuel J.
Fay, William M.
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Competing demands on water resources are a natural consequence of population and industrial growth. Care must be taken, when utilizing groundwater resources, to minimize the adverse impacts on adjacent groundwater production wells. This paper describes one mining company's successful effort to reduce its groundwater withdrawal, yet increase the effectiveness of its mine dewatering system.