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An assessment of water yield properties for weathered bedrock zone in Northern Shaanxi Jurassic coalfield: a case study in Jinjitan coal mine, Western China

  • Zhi Yang
  • Wenping LiEmail author
  • Jianghui He
  • Yu Liu
Original Paper

Abstract

Jurassic weathered bedrock is widely distributed in the Jurassic coalfield of Northern Shaanxi Province. Its fracture network is connected with each other well, which provides a good space foundation for groundwater storage. It makes bedrock weathered zone become one of the important aquifers that endanger coal mine safe production. It is quite necessary to predict bedrock weathered zone aquifer water yield property scientifically to provide a technical guarantee for mine water inrush hazard prevention and control. In order to find out the characteristics of bedrock weathered zone aquifer water yield property, the 5 main control factors affecting weathered bedrock aquifer water yield property, characteristics of overlying aquifer, weathered bedrock strata age, lithologic composition feature, weathering intensity of bedrock, and bedrock weathered zone thickness, are selected to establish a water yield property index mathematical model on weathered bedrock aquifer by the fuzzy Delphi analytic hierarchy process (FDAHP) method and protracted water yield property partition map with the help of ArcGIS. Through analysis and comparison, established water yield property index model and partition map are feasible with a relative high accuracy. Meanwhile, it has some good directive significance to predict weathered bedrock aquifer water yield property type for surrounding mines with similar conditions.

Keywords

Weathered bedrock Aquifer Water yield property evaluation FDAHP method· 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the editors and two anonymous reviewers for their careful work and thoughtful suggestions.

Funding information

This research was financially supported by the State Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41430643), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. 2018BSCXC48) and Postgraduate Research & Practice Innovation Program of Jiangsu Province (Grant No. KYCX18_1988)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Environment Science and Spatial InformaticsChina University of Mining and TechnologyXuzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Resources and GeosciencesChina University of Mining and TechnologyXuzhouChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Mining-induced Response and Disaster Prevention and Control in Deep Coal MinesAnhui University of Science and TechnologyHuainanChina

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