Active creeks are not within the boundaries of the existing and proposed sites. Dust management will mitigate the effects of dust, silt, and fine sand. Excavation may expose underlying ice rich permafrost in surficial sand and gravel deposits. The Hamlet will manage drainage of pooling water by building ditches away from existing natural drainage and away from operation but within the boundaries of the site. There will be no discharge of water in the natural environment and into natural drainage paths. Vegetation will be removed from surface as the area will be excavated. Should an organic and root rich soil horizon be present, it will be stockpiled for use in reclamation of the pits.
|Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings)