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Coal Creek Gorge just upstream
of where Coal Creek flows into the Clinch River

Coal Creek at the head (entrance)
of Coal Creek Gorge

Coal Creek at Limestone Cliffs near Strong Hollow

Coal Creek riffles upstream of limestone cliffs

Coal Creek near Lovely Spring

Coal Creek adjacent to I-75 (Horse Shoe Bend)

Coal Creek downstream of Highway 116 Bridge in Lake City

Coal Creek upstream of Highway 116 Bridge in Lake City (where Coal Creek cuts through Walden Ridge)

Beech Grove Fork of Coal Creek

Coal refuse disposal impoundment in side hollow of Beech Grove Fork of Coal Creek that was built and reclaimed in accordance with the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977. Sedimentation pond in foreground provides water treatment such that discharges from the mine site are in compliance with standards set by SMCRA.  (Proof that coal mine drainage from pre-SMCRA abandoned mine sites in the Coal Creek watershed
can be remediated).

Nunn Hollow

Coal Creek upstream of Tennessee Hollow Church

Upper reaches of Coal Creek in Tennessee Hollow

Lookout at Mountain View Church

Proposed Abandoned Mined Land Reclamation Project No. 1:  Coal mine drainage from abandoned Coal Creek Deep Mine in Beech Grove Fork.

Proposed Abandoned Mined Land Reclamation Project No. 2:  Reclamation of abandoned Pinnacle Refuse Pile in Beech Grove Fork.

Example of natural drain not impacted by abandoned surface mines (Good)

Example of erosion from gullies formed where natural drainage path is disrupted by abandoned surface mines (Not Good)

Trout caught and released in January 2000 near Massengill Bridge on the Clinch River upstream of where Coal Creek flows into the Clinch River.  If we remediate coal mine drainage from pre-SMCRA abandoned mine sites and improve water quality in Coal Creek and its tributaries, trout like this will come.

Trout on spawning run in Clear Creek of the Clinch River:  Our goal for Coal Creek of the Clinch River (Photo provided by: John Switow)

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[Home] [Master Plan] [Map] [Photo Gallery]
[Bank Stabilization Projects]
[Deadwood Removal Days] [Discovery Day 2000] [Scrape, Paint & Clean Day 2000
[Historic Fraterville Mine Disaster Field Trip 2001] [Fraterville Mine Disaster 100th Anniversary]
[Coal Creek War and Mining Disasters] [Mine Reclamation Lessons]
[CMD] [Economic Benefits] [Motor Discovery Trail] [Historic Cemeteries]
[Partners] [Schools in Watershed] [Mark the Trail Day]
[Awards] [Coal Creek Health Days]
[Briceville School History Field Trips] [Ghost Stories]
[Trout Stuff] [Join Us] [Eastern Coal Region Roundtable]
[Articles in the News] [Dream Contest]

Copyrightę Coal Creek Watershed Foundation, Inc. 2000 through 2016
CELEBRATING OUR 16th YEAR!!