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Lorberry Wetlands

Lorberry Wetlands

Project Details
Original Construction Year 1999
Most Recent Rebuild Year
Total Cost 0.00
Total Capital Cost $0.00
Latitude / Longitude Method Unknown
Latitude 40.594167
Longitude -76.440278
Elevation 0
Project Lorberry Wetlands
Project Type Passive Treatment System
Project Status
AMD Source Underground
River Basin Susquehanna
Quad Pine Grove
City/Township Tremont
County Schuylkill
State PA

Description: The Lorberry Wetland Project treated approximately one-third of the flow from the Rowe Tunnel Discharge until the system was decimated by the 2011 floods. The most significant contributor of impairment is an abandoned deep mine discharge from the Rowe Tunnel, which makes up over 75% of the flow of Lorberry Creek. The Rowe Tunnel has been listed as the second largest contributor of iron loading to the entire Swatara Creek basin. The two other major influences on Lorberry Creek are Stumps Run, which provides some assimilation capacity, and the fairly new Shadle Discharge, which is from an active mine and, therefore, considered a point source discharge with a waste load allocation. No known pollutant sources exist downstream of the Shadle Discharge. A limestone diversion well and mine drainage wetland treatment system was installed along Lorberry Creek in 2001.

Water Quality Data Summary

Treatment Technologies
Treatment Technology Quantity Status
Chemical Doser 1 N/A
Limestone Diversion Well 2 N/A
Settling Pond 4 N/A
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Project Contacts
Contact Person:
Contact Organization: PA DEP, Pottsville DMO
Project Designer:
Project Designer Organization:
Project Responsible Organization: PA DEP, Pottsville DMO
Title Source Amount Date
EPA Section 319 EPA Section 319 $87,000.00
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External System IDs
Title System
D1-187 Datashed 1.0
PA-140 OSM
Project Performance