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National group gives award to creek restoration project in Preston and Taylor counties
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, September 30, 2013 3:02 AM EDT
A creek restoration project in Preston and Taylor counties is being honored by a national group.
West Virginia's Abandoned Mine Lands Program began the $750,000 project to treat acid mine drainage in July 2010.
The Department of Environmental Protection says pre-treatment surveys conducted in 2010 found only one fish in Three Fork Creek. Eighteen months later, a survey found more than 1,600 fish.
The DEP worked with West Virginia University and a local watershed group on the project.