With over 30 years experience in the mining industry, Moody and Associates, Inc., has specialized in several hydrogeologic aspects of mining. Some of these more unique aspects of mining include:
Mine PoolsPredicting post-mining mine pool elevations and water chemistry Predicting the timing of post-mining pool sequential mine inundationPumping rate analysis to maintain pool elevation and dewatering times relative to miningInvestigating the use of mine pools as a source of water for beneficial purposes
We have been involved in several projects relating to closed and abandoned mines. Some of these projects involve:
Stream impacts due to subsidenceAssessment of the relation of hydrogeologic factors to mine plans to predict stream impactsPre-mining stream assessment to identify and plan for predicted restoration areasIn-stream post-mining streambed restorationPost-mining stream evaluation of mitigation efforts and flow recoveryComplete stream augmentation program including fracture trace analysis, geophysical survey, well drilling and testing for high capacity water wells
Moody has developed a comprehensive plan based on current regulations that includes prediction of impacts, monitoring, mitigation and augmentation. Some specific aspects of this plan include:
All these services may require expert testimony. The experience of Moody's geologists with the coal mining industry makes them ideal sources for credible legal testimony.