Since its inception, MMA has provided hydrogeologic consulting services to mining and related industries. MMA analyses have been used to establish ground-water extraction rates for mines, minimize the potential for depletion from surface-water bodies, and support negotiations with state and federal regulators.
Other Representative Projects
- Proposed Coal Strip Mine, Castle Valley, Utah –- Conducted a study to determine the effects of a proposed coal strip mine on groundwater levels in the Ferron Sandstone Aquifer near Emery, Utah. The work involved an extensive data collection effort that included test-drilling, aquifer testing, borehole geophysics, stream gaging and development of a three-dimensional flow model to predict effects of the proposed mine on ground-water levels the sandstone aquifer.
- Pipeline Tunneling Impact Assessment, Columbus, Ohio — MMA assisted Eagon and Associates, Inc. in the development of a groundwater flow model to assess the affect de-watering associated with interstate pipeline tunneling.