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Erico Bridge Restoration Area

Erico Bridge Restoration Area

Project Details
Original Construction Year 2003
Most Recent Rebuild Year
Total Cost 0.00
Total Capital Cost $0.00
Latitude / Longitude Method Unknown
Latitude 41.125278
Longitude -79.860556
Elevation 0
Project Erico Bridge Restoration Area
Project Type Passive Treatment System
Project Status Good/Operational
AMD Source Refuse, Underground
Stream Seaton Creek
River Basin Ohio
Quad Eau Claire, PA
City/Township Venango Township / Venango
County Butler
State PA

Description: Seaton Creek is the major tributary most heavily impacted by historical coal mining activities within the Slippery Rock Creek Watershed. The ~24-acre restoration effort described in this final report is for the area known as Erico Bridge, which was the la 16 component passive treatment system consisting of 3 ALDs, 5 settling ponds, 2 wetlands, and a horizontal flow limestone bed were installed to treat 5 mine discharges from an abandoned underground mine. In addition, 40,000 cubic yards of coal refuse were removed, neutralized and placed within an abandoned cut on the Brookville coal bed. Within the footprint of 2 of the gob piles naturally functioning wetlands were constructed and planted with over 40 species of plants.

Water Quality Data Summary

Treatment Technologies
Treatment Technology Quantity Status
Aerobic Wetland 2 N/A
Anoxic Limestone Drain (ALD) 3 N/A
Horizontal Flow Limestone Bed (HFLB) 1 N/A
Settling Pond 5 N/A
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Project Contacts
Contact Person: cdenholm
Contact Organization: Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition
Project Designer: Tim Danehy
Project Designer Organization: BioMost, Inc
Project Responsible Organization: Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition
External System IDs
Title System
D1-47 Datashed 1.0
PA-187 OSM
Project Performance