Non-invasive flow path characterization in a mining-impacted wetland
Time-lapse electrical resistivity (ER) is used in this study to capture the annual pulse of acid mine drainage (AMD) contamination, the so-called 'first-flush' driven by spring snowmelt, through the subsurface of a wetland downgradient of the abandoned Pennsylvania Mine workings in Central Colorado. Data were collected from mid-July to late October of 2013, with an additional dataset collected in June of 2014. ER provides a distributed measurement of changes in subsurface electrical properties at high spatial resolution. Inversion of the data shows the development through time of multiple resistive ...
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