Iowa has 300+ Abandoned Mind Land (AML) sites, 13,000+ acres of abandoned coal mines that affect the landscape primarily in SE Iowa. AML sites typically include dangerous piles and embankments, highwalls, subsidence, pit ponds, polluted water used for agriculture and human consumption, and bare acidic soils that pollute water through erosion, sedimentation and AMD.


 

Iowa AML reclamation projects in different phases
August 2018

Graph of reclamation projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARTNERSHIPS IN IOWA 2007-2018

WCAP funding-------------------------------- $4,137,835

In-Kind contributions----------------------- $1,316,612

AML Grant construction--------------------- $14,872,144

Total construction (2007-18)--------------- $20,326,591
      
* Partnerships increase construction dollars by 37%

 

 

2018
2018 National Award for the Logan AML reclamation project

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Photo of Logan Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Project
Completed Logan Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Project

 

 

Iowa AML program Awards by the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)

1998 – Regional Award for the Poffenbarger AML reclamation project

2006 – Mid-Continent Regional Award for the Trinkle AML reclamation project

2009 – Small Project Award for the Waal West AML reclamation project

2011 – Mid-Continent Regional Award for the Westercamp AML reclamation project

2014 – Mid-Continent Regional Award for the Goff AML reclamation project

2018 – National Award for the Logan AML reclamation project