Mine Water and the Environment

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 107–130 | Cite as

Mine inundation-case histories

  • V. S. Vutukuri
  • R. N. Singh


Mining in the vicinity of large bodies of water, below a worked out coal seam or under a confined aquifer or abandoned water logged workings is always fraught with danger of inundation. This paper outlines, the causes of inundation in underground mining operations together with a brief account of accidental inundation in a range of mining and geological conditions. Statutory provisions to control inundation in various countries are outlined and a risk management approach to solve water danger is suggested.


Coal Seam Mine Working Water Inrush Mine Plan Diversion Tunnel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Vutukuri
    • 1
  • R. N. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Mining EngineeringUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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