Diversion Well near Newtown
To read a paper about mine drainage treatment efforts in the Swatara Creek Watershed by Charles Cravotta of the USGS, click here. (The paper is in .pdf format.)
This publication details the chemical changes to Swatara Creek due to the installation of several limestone-based treatment systems, including an anoxic limestone drain (ALD), an oxic limestone drains (OLDs), an open limestone channel, limestone diversion wells, lime and limestone sand applications, and constructed wetlands. The paper describes each type of treatment and details the impact that each has had on the watershed.
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