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Lausanne Tunnel

Lausanne Tunnel

Project Details
Original Construction Year 2004
Most Recent Rebuild Year
Total Cost 0.00
Total Capital Cost $524,200.00
Latitude / Longitude Method Google Earth/Maps
Latitude 40.875000
Longitude -75.761389
Elevation 560
Project Lausanne Tunnel
Project Type Passive Treatment System
Project Status Not Operational
AMD Source Underground
Stream Lehigh River
River Basin Delaware
Quad Nesquehoning
City/Township Nesquehoning Boro
County Carbon
State PA

Description: In order to mitigate the impacts of mine drainage on the Lehigh River, this project used the existing amount of alkalinity contributed by the Lausanne Tunnel to facilitate the oxidation of the heavy metals contained within the discharge. The water is naturally aerated and it has been directed into a 1.5-acre manmade wetland complex, constructed at the Lausanne Tunnel outfall.

Water Quality Data Summary

Treatment Technologies
Treatment Technology Quantity Status
Aerobic Wetland 2 N/A
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Project Contacts
Contact Person:
Contact Organization: Wildlands Conservancy
Project Designer: Todd Wood
Project Designer Organization: PA DEP, BAMR Wilkes-Barre
Project Responsible Organization: Wildlands Conservancy
External System IDs
Title System
D1-71 Datashed 1.0
Project Performance