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Mining in Barboursville: Wetlands

The US Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) has identified wetlands within the proposed mine site (see map). Because of this, a federal wetlands permit is required. The National Historic Preservation Act requires that, before issuing federal permits, a review of the project's impact on historic resources must be completed. The ACOE is coordinating this review, in cooperation with Virginia's Department of Historic Resources and other consulting parties.

Pictures of the Blue Run floodplain adjacent to the proposed mine site.

This pool sometimes has water for weeks or months during the spring

Standing water after rain

Pools of water surrounded by rushes

Another pool that holds water for long periods, depending on weather conditions

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