Sediment pond at the bottom of a valley fill that overflowed after a heavy rain at a mountaintop removal mining site. Over 1000 miles of stream beds have been filled in with rock and debris where water flowed freely into rivers. Flooding occurs where it has not in the past, and sediment fills sources of drinking water.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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artie (west virginia), coal (mineral), coal industry and production, concepts (subject), geography, industrial mines, industrial views, industry and production, man and nature (concept), minerals, mountains, north america, pools and ponds, rock, southern states, subject, united states, west virginia
- Contained in galleries
- Mountaintop Removal USA_National Geographic magazine 3/2006