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Revegetation and management of tailings sand slopes from tar sand extraction: 1978 results

Technical Report:

Abstract

The results are reported of research into the revegetation of two areas on a steeply sloping dike composed of tailings sand from tar sand extraction at the Great Canadian Oil Sand Limited plant at Fort McMurray, Alberta. One area was seeded with three pasture grasses and two legumes in 1971 after the slope surface had been mixed with peat to a depth of 15 cm. A second area had been amended with peat or peat and overburden and differing rates of fertilizer added. A mix containing nine grasses, four legumes, and oats, as a companion crop, was seeded in July 1976. The objectives of the research were to study methods for the establishment of a stable vegetative cover that would prevent erosion of the slope and, in time, might become a self maintaining unit. Tillage of soil amendments to a depth of 15 cm and 30 cm were compared in promoting deeper rooting and stabilizing of the slope.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1979
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NP-24448
Reference Number:
ERA-05-030222; EDB-80-088116
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; OIL SAND TAILINGS; REVEGETATION; ATHABASCA DEPOSIT; EROSION; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FERTILIZERS; GRASS; LAND RECLAMATION; LEGUMINOSAE; PLANT GROWTH; DATA; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; GROWTH; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; OIL SAND DEPOSITS; PLANTS; SOLID WASTES; TAILINGS; WASTES; 041000* - Oil Shales & Tar Sands- Environmental Aspects; 510500 - Environment, Terrestrial- Site Resource & Use Studies- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
8152084
Research Organizations:
Syncrude Canada Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
NTIS (US Sales Only), PC A07/MF A01.
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 145
Announcement Date:
Aug 01, 1980

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Rowell, M J. Revegetation and management of tailings sand slopes from tar sand extraction: 1978 results. Canada: N. p., 1979. Web.
Rowell, M J. Revegetation and management of tailings sand slopes from tar sand extraction: 1978 results. Canada.
Rowell, M J. 1979. "Revegetation and management of tailings sand slopes from tar sand extraction: 1978 results." Canada.
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abstractNote = {The results are reported of research into the revegetation of two areas on a steeply sloping dike composed of tailings sand from tar sand extraction at the Great Canadian Oil Sand Limited plant at Fort McMurray, Alberta. One area was seeded with three pasture grasses and two legumes in 1971 after the slope surface had been mixed with peat to a depth of 15 cm. A second area had been amended with peat or peat and overburden and differing rates of fertilizer added. A mix containing nine grasses, four legumes, and oats, as a companion crop, was seeded in July 1976. The objectives of the research were to study methods for the establishment of a stable vegetative cover that would prevent erosion of the slope and, in time, might become a self maintaining unit. Tillage of soil amendments to a depth of 15 cm and 30 cm were compared in promoting deeper rooting and stabilizing of the slope.}
place = {Canada}
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