Acid Mine Drainage in Loyalsock Creek Watershed to be reviewed

The Chapter submitted a TAG (Technical Assistance Grant) application to Trout Unlimited for “assistance to monitor water quality, benthic macroinvertebates and fishery populations around AMD (acid mine drainage) treatment sites that have recently been rehabilitated to determine the impact of the remediation.  Additionally we would like to hvae an assessment of the current mine drainage issues in this portion of the watershed and determine additional potential restoration options.” (taken from TAG application)

This grant and subsequent work will find solutions to restoring a portion of upper Loyalsock Creek, upstream of US 220 from its present impaired status. The study is underway and stream monitoring will begin later this fall.

Ruth Rode of the Loyalsock Creek Watershed Association (LCWA) prepared the attached summary of abandoned mine discharge (AMD) abatement efforts in the upper Loyalsock watershed near Mildred and Lopez.

2020-06-20 AMD treatment history of LCWA

Drone video of the AMD Sites

Picture below submitted by Walt Nicholson Showing Tunnel B Treatment Pond in the Upper Loyalsock Creek



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Welcome to the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Founded in 1964, we are one of Pennsylvania’s oldest chapters, and help protect many miles of central Pennsylvania’s finest streams. Some of our waters include Muncy Creek, Loyalsock Creek, Black Hole Creek, Pine Creek, Slate Run and Lycoming Creek

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