Presently there is no evidence that water is moving from the Berkeley Pit to the Continental Pit or that there is any underground connection between the two pits. Right now, the mining level in the Continental Pit is below the water level in the Berkeley Pit. In the future, by the end of the mine life, the bottom of the Continental Pit may be as much as 400 feet below the water level in the Berkeley. But even then, there is no expectation that Berkeley water will enter the Continental Pit.

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