Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Trout Stream vs Sewer Plant?

West Virginia's Elk River might just become home to a 1.5 million gallon per day waste water treatment plant to support the Snowshoe Mountain Resort area. The plans for the plant put it in the middle of the Elk River's flood plain.

The Elk River is famous for its remote and uncorrupted waters, as well as its remarkable geological nature. Four miles downstream from the confluence of Old Field Fork and Big Spring Fork, the Elk River itself disappears into the limestone-laden ground where it flows in secret for some 5 miles before uprising again through the Elk Springs—a series of large springs that provides cold water to a well-known trout hatchery nearby.
Read about the project and its issues via Any readers with knowledge about this area feel free to comment.

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