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Glenwhite Run - North Slope

Glenwhite Run - North Slope

Project Details
Original Construction Year 2002
Most Recent Rebuild Year
Total Cost 0.00
Total Capital Cost $1,074,215.00
Latitude / Longitude Method Unknown
Latitude 40.505278
Longitude -78.505833
Elevation 608 m
Project Glenwhite Run - North Slope
Project Type Passive Treatment System
Project Status
AMD Source Underground
Stream Glenwhite Run
River Basin Susquehanna
Quad Ashville
City/Township Altoona / Logan
County Blair
State PA

Description: There are five acid discharges flowing from abandoned deep mine openings and large, denuded seepage areas. Approximately two acres of upland forest has been destroyed by mine drainage. This site has the highest levels of aluminum and acid of any discharges in the watershed. The treatment system includes two initial sediment basins, two vertical flow treatment ponds and a large final settling basin. This project took two years to complete and required additional components such as a High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) liner (to prevent the potential of leaks) and chain link fence as a safety precaution.

Water Quality Data Summary

Treatment Technologies
Treatment Technology Quantity Status
Open Limestone Channel (OLC) 2 N/A
Settling Pond 3 N/A
Vertical Flow Pond (VFP) 2 N/A
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Project Contacts
Contact Person:
Contact Organization: Altoona Water Authority
Project Designer: George Skovran
Project Designer Organization:
Project Responsible Organization: Altoona Water Authority
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External System IDs
Title System
D1-137 Datashed 1.0
Project Performance