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Part V

Watershed Restoration and Project Goals



Overall Watershed Goals, Timelines and Developing Solutions


1.

Problem Statement:

Streams in unattainment



Recent OEPA biological water quality report conducted in 2009 along Captina Creek sampled
the majority of larger, named tributaries of the watershed but missed many of the smaller streams
leaving gaps in aquatic life use attainment status data.

Table 55

shows streams currently designated unknown attainment status for aquatic life use.




Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Measurable
Indicators

EWH Full
Attainment
Status for All
Tributaries

EQIP,
Federal
AML funds

$10,000
-
$20,000

2
-
5 years

ODNR,319 Grant
,
EPA

Water
sampling
plan
,
Baseline data


Volunteer
Sampling
Plan

$200.00

4x / yrly

319 Grant,
Membership Fees for
Captina Creek

IBI,ICI,HHEI










2.

Problem Statement:

Gob Piles

Partially reclaimed and current unreclaimed

gob piles exist within Captina Watershed leaching
AMD into the Captina Creek mainstem and tributaries.
( Needs gob pile map )




Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Measurable
Indicators

Reclaim

Gob
Piles

Capping,
lining,
revegetation

$10,000
-
$20,000
/acre

6 months

ODNR, 319
grants,

IBI,ICI

Volunteer
Water
Monitoring
Program

Gob pile
monitoring

Volunteer

Low flow

Americorp or
local volunteering

IBI,ICI







Subwatershed Goals, Timelines and Developing Solutions

North Fork
Subwatershed






North Fork Subwatershed






12
-
Digit HUC: 050301060901


1.

Problem Statement:

Dst. Barnsville WWTP e
levated levels of TSS



T
he improper removal of sludge sediments have r
esulted in increased levels of TSS that has
increased the sedimentation directly downstream from the effluent discharge of the Barnsville
WWTP.

The wastewater treatment plant has an average daily design flow of 1.3 (MGD) Million
gallons per day and receive
s an average daily flow of approximately 800,000 G/D
.


Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Measurable
Indicators

Decrease
sedimentation

Upgrade of
WWTP
facilities


Phase I
completed

Phase II
incomplete


















2.

Problem Statement:

Elevated Ammonia levels below Barn
e
sville WWTP


Increased
ammonia concentrations (
2.5 mg/l)

downstream of Barn
e
sville WWTP

exceed

the
aquatic life Outside Mixing Zone
Average water quality criterion (
Table 57
). Samples

were
taken by

OEPA in 2009 along North Fork Captina downstream of the Barnesville wastewater
treatment plant (RM 10.12).


Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Measurable
Indicators

Decrease
Ammonium
mg/l

Upgrade of
WWTP
facilities


Phase I
completed

Phase II
completed




















3. Problem Statement : Sedimentation




Increased levels of TSS and sediment are prevalent in Long Run, a tributary of North Fork.
Origins of sedimentation are unknown.

Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Measurable

Indicators

Decrease
sediment
loading

EQIP, Clean
Stream Initiative


6 months

ODNR


Evaluate
origin of
sediment
loading

Volunteer recon
programs





Revegetation
Initiative

Hydroseeding,soil
amendments

and
mulch
applications


2
-
4 months











South Fork Subwatershed

12
-
Digit HUC:

05030106
0
902




1.
Problem Statement:
Cattle access and Nutrient Loading in South Fork


Lack of sufficient livestock fencing and poor water facilities for grazing cattle have contributed
to the excessive sedimentation

and overland runoff from compacted and segmented riparian
zones along the banks of the South Fork.

An assessment conducted by OEPA biologists in summer of 2010 revealed stream segments
along mid
-
sections of the South Fork exhibiting signs of nutrient load
ing in the form of
excessive blooms of algae in the creek.


Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Measurable
Indicators

Increase
riparian buffer

EQIP,


2
-
4 years

EQIP

TSS, water
quality
















Bend Fork Subwatershed

12
-
Digit HUC:

050301060903


1.

Problem Statement:

Fish Barrier


A submarine bridge located on Goshen TWP Rd. 194 crossing Joy Fork in Section 2 is inhibiting
the migration of fish and macroinvertabrate

species to upstream and downstream portions of the
tributary. OEPA biologists have commented that removing the bridge would increase the overall
IBI score of the stream raising its status to EWH.

Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Measurable
Indi
cators

Determine
biological
effect of
submarine
bridge

Bridge
removal


2 years

ODNR,





















Pea Vine Creek Subwatershed

12
-
Digit HUC:

050301060905


1
.

Problem Statement:
Reclaimed
gob pile

Acid mine drainage has been observed leaking around the edge of the reclaimed Cravat Coal Co.
gob pile located in section 33 of York township. OEPA biologists state
that
discharge from this
location has no significant impact on water chemistry values in C
aptina Creek but should be
monitored accordingly.


Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Measurable
Indicators

Reclaim



1
-
3 years

ODNR


Water
Monitoring
Program

Volunteer
water
sampling
program



















2.

Problem Statement: AMD from
reclaimed gob p
ile

Acid mine drainage has been observed in runoff exiting the remnants of the Linn Tipple gob
pile in Section 4 of Washington Township. Although not major in terms of volume or effects
to Captina Creek, the AMD pools in a roadside ditch
and eventually drains into Captina
Creek.


Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Measurable
Indicators















3.

Problem Statement: Upper portion Linn Tipple Gob Pile

Location lacks topsoil favorable for the re
-
establishment of native deep
-
rooted vegetation and
thus could become a harbor for invasive species.
Linn Tipple gob pile
is located
in Section 4 of
Washington Township
. In 2006 Murray Energy funded the reclamatio
n of the lower portion of
the Linn Tipple gob pile. The reclamation involved removing all of the waste coal from a field
located between SR 148 and the railroad tracks.


Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Measurable
Indicators





















4.
Problem Statement:

Powhatan #5 coal mine Gob Pile

Remnants of a buried gob pile exists at the former Powhatan #5 coal mine site in Section 21 of
York Township just west of Town Hill Rd. The gob pile was previously reclaimed however,
severe flash
flooding in September of 2004 partially unearthed sections on the banks of Captina
Creek. OEPA biologists claim runoff from the exposed gob has no significant effect on water
chemistry and dilutes immediately downstream.


Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline


Funding

Measurable
Indicators

























5.

Problem Statement: Unreclaimed Gob Pile

Gob pile located in section 2 in Washington township on the banks of the mainstem of Captina
Creek.


Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Measurable
Indicators


















6
.
Problem Statement: Fish and macroinvertebrate barrier

An abandoned bridge is partially obstructing the flow of water along Captina Creek in Section 21
of York Township. The bridge appears to serve as access
to abandoned gravel excavations from
SR 148. Though not posing an immediate threat, the bridge could enhance the flooding if
obstructed further in times of high flow volume and may serve to hinder fish migration upstream.


Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timelin
e

Funding

Measurable
Indicators
























7.

Problem Statement: ATV and Stream bank Erosion


ATV use within the subwatershed has contributed to stream bank erosion, in
-

stream and bank
biodiversity and habitat. This erosion increases the

TSS and negatively effects the biology and
ecology of the stream ecosystem.


Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Measurable
Indicators































Piney Creek Subwatershed

12
-
Digit HUC:

050301060904




1.

Problem Statement:
OVCC slurry impoundment & Perkins Run


Water samples taken downstream of Perkins Run from the mainstem of Captina Creek (RM
22.4) indicate dissolved iron levels at 8070 µg/l which is in exceedance of Ohio Water Quality
Standard for agricultural use (5000 µ
g/l) and TDS of 1910 mg/l. The sedimentation from the acid
precipitation covers the substrate and cloggs, suffocates and chemically degrades the water
quality needed for healthy macroinvertebrate reproduction.


Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Me
asurable
Indicators
































Cat Run Subwatershed

12 Digit HUC

-

050301060906



1.

Problem Statement: Natural Bedrock Barrier

A natural waterfall approximately six feet in height exists at RM 3.3 in Cat Run. Cat Run is the
only sampled tributary to grade fair (not meeting WWH status at RM 3.3) in OEPA's 2009
assessment of Captina Creek.


Objectives

Projects

Cost

Timeline

Funding

Measurable
Indicators