Mining Hydrogeology

Surface and underground mining dewatering operations may alter natural groundwater and surface water flow systems. Such operations require specialized water-handling procedures to minimize impacts in areas underlain by solution-prone carbonate rocks (e.g., limestone quarries) and underground mine pools/voids and adjacent to sensitive surface water features. The interaction of mining operations with surface water resources and underlying groundwater flow systems is complex, resulting in additional regulatory scrutiny. To address these regulatory concerns, innovative technical approaches to mine planning are often required to minimize impacts to water resources and acquire necessary mining permits.

For more than 40 years, our staff of hydrogeologists and geologists has provided professional consulting services to the mining industry that include the following.

  • Mine and Construction Dewatering
  • Analysis of Water Inflow/Recharge to Tunnels, Mines, and Quarries
  • Evaluations of Sinkhole Occurrence in Karst Terrain
  • Ground Subsidence Evaluations
  • Analytical and Numerical Groundwater Modeling
  • Feasibility of Mine Pool Storage and Yield for Consumptive Use Mitigation
  • Mine Permitting
  • Analysis of Mining Impacts on Water Level and Quality
  • Mine Dewatering Impacts
  • Design and Installation of Surface Water and Groundwater Monitoring Systems
  • Mine Dewatering Feasibility Studies
  • Mine Closure and Reclamation Studies
  • Sensitive Receptor Surveys
  • Acid Mine Drainage and Acid Rock Evaluations
  • Acid Mine Drainage Treatment

    Allow our knowledgeable staff to provide you with cost-effective options for managing issues associated with groundwater and surface water on your next mining project.


  • Coal Ash Management
  • Coal Preparation/Mineral Processing Studies
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Fatal Flaw Analysis
  • Financial Evaluations/Valuations/Mineral Economics
  • Fuel Procurement Investigations
  • Geological Investigations and Reserve Studies
  • Geochemical Modeling
  • Market Studies
  • Mine and Quarry Planning
  • Mine Drainage Treatment
  • Mine Feasibility Studies
  • Mine Operation Audits
  • Mine Permitting
  • Mining Hydrogeology
  • Reclamation Planning
  • Sale/Acquisition Analysis
  • Contact

      Tel: 717.232.0593
      Address: 449 Eisenhower Boulevard, Suite 300
      Harrisburg, PA 17111


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