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Abandoned Mine Drainage - Glendower Breach Restoration Project

  • breach of the pond showing the massive erosion that occurred
  • Stream flow after breach eroding coal silt in lower basin
  • basin filled after rains prior to new construction
  • West Brach of Schuylkill River running black with coal silt due to breach and erosion in lower basin
  • Construction started by creating secure stream channel
  • Construction continues with large rip-rap donated by Reading Anthracite
  • New stream channel constructed
  • New stream channel constructed
  • Construction work shifts to eroded lower basin
  • Construction work shifts to eroded lower basin
  • Heavy rain (4 inch total) occurred during construction activity in lower basin
  • Heavy rain (4 inch total) occurred during construction activity in lower basin
  • Final seeding and mulching of the lower basin