Mine Drainage Program

The Mine Drainage program involves assessment and planning initiatives that lead to design and construction of mine drainage treatment systems and mine land restoration projects throughout the Basin.

This program is focused on activities that could lead to the restoration of impaired stream miles that are on the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s (PADEP's) Integrated List of Impaired Waters and lands that are classified as Abandoned Mine Lands in PADEP's Abandoned Mine Land Inventory.

For more information on the Commission’s mine drainage activities, please see the following:

  • Mine Drainage Portal - this portal provides data compiled as part of the Commission's efforts to assess and track impacts to water quality from mine drainage in the Basin.
  • Reports Library

For more information on mining history, funding, and restoration efforts in Pennsylvania, please visit PADEP’s Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation.

Bear Run Before Phase 1 Bear Run before Phase 1 Treatment

Bear Run after Phase 1 Treatment