Pendleton Creek Strip AML Project
Start Date: July 27, 2010
Completion Date: June 9, 2011
The Pendleton Creek Strip AML project involved perennial surface drainage entering abandoned underground mine workings through vertical openings in the streambed, where the flows reversed direction and amplified an existing large drainage in the city of Thomas, West Virginia. In addition, there were 200 linear feet of highwall and three dangerous impoundments that required backfilling.
The Pendleton Creek Strip project utilized impervious sealing of the stream capture areas and construction of restored and relocated stream channels to convey the surface drainage along its original pre-mining path.