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West Ferris Wheel WF3

West Ferris Wheel WF3

Project Details
Original Construction Year 2016
Most Recent Rebuild Year
Total Cost 0.00
Total Capital Cost $350,000.00
Latitude / Longitude Method Unknown
Latitude 40.550714
Longitude -78.490405
Project West Ferris Wheel WF3
Project Type Passive Treatment System
Project Status
AMD Source Underground
Stream Little Laurel Run
River Basin Susquehanna
Quad Altoona
City/Township Gallitzin
County Cambria
State PA

Description: A major discharge in the West Ferris Wheel area is a large seepage area several acres in size monitored by Site 32R3. Two treatment systems were planned to treat this seepage, but only WF3 at the upper end of the area has been constructed as of 2019. The system is fed by a French drain feeding into an anoxic limestone drain, and then into a settling pond and a small wetland. The system had to be moved upslope based on wetland rulings by the Corps of Eng, and flow into the system is mainly local groundwater with little AMD seepage.

Water Quality Data Summary

Treatment Technologies
Treatment Technology Quantity Status
Anoxic Limestone Drain (ALD) 1 N/A
Settling Pond 2 N/A
West Ferris Wheel WF3
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Contact Person: awr1
Contact Organization: Clearfield Creek Watershed Association
Project Designer: Michelle Merrow
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