Looking for more effective means of treating AMD and achieving an established goal of full stream restoration to a fishery quality, the WV AML program elected to move in a new direction and utilize in-stream active treatment. Instead of treating one source with passive treatment, WV AML would treat an entire watershed using in-stream dosers placed on tributaries impacted by AMD. A pilot project known as Three Forks Watershed Restoration was initiated with the construction of four (4) dosers in the spring of 2011.
See the results of these innovative approach to the AMD problem caused by Abandoned Mine Sites:
A new tool to help West Virginia communities deal with the problem of storm water runoff, plus DEP projects that are making a difference in downstream communities.