Assessing mine site rehabilitation design for erosion impact

2000

Internal Report 340
Evans KG
Supervising Scientist Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

About the report

Without proper management and design, erosion of above-grade waste rock dumps (WRDs) resulting from surface mining has the potential to cause stream and river pollution through elevation of sediment loads. This paper presents a modelling case study applied to the ERA Ranger Mine in the Northern Territory of Australia.