WATERSHEDS, RIVERS, & STREAMS
Dunkard Creek is a 3rd order stream that has a total drainage area of 235 square miles. Pennsylvania Fork Dunkard Creek and West Virginia Fork Dunkard Creek converge to form Dunkard Creek along the Pennsylvania – West Virginia border near the town of Brave, Greene County. The stream flows east along the PA/WV for approximately 10 miles and then heads northeast into PA until it empties into the Monongahela River at Poland Mines. The PADEP has classified this stream under Chapter 93 Water Quality Standards as a WWF.
According to PADEP, TMDLs were approved in April of 2007 for Dooley Run, which drains into Dunkard Creek approximately a mile south of Mt. Morris. Dooley Run is impaired by metals specifically total iron, total manganese, and total aluminum from abandoned mine drainage (AMD) and resource extraction. A remediation plan will need to be developed for Dunkard Creek Watershed in order to meet the water quality objectives outlined in the report.