Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Before the Monahan Outdoor Education Center became established, a portion of the area was abandoned mine land and a portion of the area was an abandoned coal processing plant. Before reclamation in the mid 1980s, the project site was a concern for the health and safety of residents in the surrounding area, and environmentally there was concern caused by the acid mine drainage originating from abandoned coal waste. This acid min drainage not only affected the project site itself but also contributed to off-site pollution downstream in Brush Creek.

The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to determine if the water quality on the Monahan site and the quality of the water leaving the site had improved after the initial reclamation, and (2) to evaluate the physical integrity of the project site.


viii, 103 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

Bibliography: leaves 66-69.



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