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Pine Knot Tunnel Study Project Details
Thu Mar 19, 2009
Every day, tunnels underlying the 20 square mile Pine Knot Tunnel study area drain 35 million gallons of Abandoned Mine Drainage polluted water into Schuylkill River headwaters. This project provides a conceptual design and feasibility study for remediation and mitigation of AMD pollution at a collection of sites.
Date: Jul, 14, 2009
Utilizing funds from the Schuylkill Watershed Initiative Grant, the Pine Knot Tunnel project provides a conceptual design and feasibility study for remediation and mitigation of water pollution attributed to AMD at a collection of sites. Potential project areas have been identified, and some treatment and diversion project designs have already been completed. As part of the study, the USGS has been monitoring flow and hydrology to provide critical insight about how the Pine Knot Tunnel system actually drains.