Transforming mining pits into a lake district

Mine reclamation for pit lakes

It is no secret that the mining industry can have severe consequences for mining regions and the surrounding landscape. Vegetation and wildlife can be negatively impacted when mining production is abandoned. Rehabilitating old mining areas can be an immensely difficult challenge and few succeed at it. However, with the right strategies and tools, abandoned mining pits can be turned from lifeless landscapes into prosperous manmade lake districts. This is what has been done in Eastern Germany, where we provided accurate analyses and appropriate strategies for creating a new pit lake.