Damages to Mine Property by Flood and Wetland Determination
A mineral resource was flooded and rendered unworkable after the local hydrologic setting was altered by a flood control structure. To value the damages, Evan Mudd evaluated the extent to which propagation of flood water and protected wetland plant species had limited potential mine development. Historical operations on the subject were compared with current market conditions. The subject’s geologic character and prevalence of alternate mineral resources in the locality were considered to develop an opinion of value for damages to the mineral real estate.