Pierce Run Acid Mine Drainage Remediation Project

The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University is implementing a project to remediate acid mine drainage (AMD) in the Pierce Run subwatershed of Raccoon Creek. Funding for implementation of the acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment project is from Ohio EPA (USEPA Section 319(h) grant) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management (Abandoned Mine Land - Acid Mined Drainage Program).

The project website is being developed to provide background information, pictures, maps, historical water quality, general history, project goals, and updates on project implementation and water quality monitoring results.  The website will be updated regularly during project activities to keep the people interested in water quality in Raccoon Creek informed about the project. 

The Pierce Run AMD Remediation is expected to be completed by December of 2009.  Project updates on design and engineering, construction, and water quality improvements will posted to this website throughout the project.



 Questions about the project can be directed to:
Amy Mackey
Raccoon Creek Watershed Coordinator
Ohio University
The Ridges, Building 22
Athens, OH 45701

The Oreton Seep is the primary source of AMD in the Pierce Run subwatershed.