NPS Monitoring Project
The NPS Monitoring Project was created by the Voinovich Center for Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University in partnership with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management (ODNR-MRM). This project was developed to address the targets set forth for Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) in the State of Ohio’s 2005-2010 NPS Report
The #1 existing target in Ohio’s NPS management plan for AMD is, “By 2010, 30% of known acid mine impaired streams are in attainment with Warm Water Habitat (WWH) aquatic life uses through increasing pH, decreasing metals and sediment loading, and minimizing degradation of primary headwater habitat.”
Please visit the NPS Project website at the NPS Reports page for all project targets and goals.
As a result of the NPS Monitoring Project, an on-line reporting system has been created to track environmental changes in four watersheds: Raccoon Creek, Monday Creek, Sunday Creek, and Huff Run. These four watersheds represent where active AMD reclamation is occurring. Chemical water quality and biological data trends have been evaluated at the AMD project level, watershed level, and collectively to address the targets described above for the State’s NPS management plan.
This web site provides a center repository of information relating to the AMD targets listed in the State’s NPS Management Plan 2005-2010, entry forms for AMD project information, downloadable reports, and ArcIMS data entry systems; where water quality and biology data can be viewed, entered, edited, mapped and downloaded for the four watersheds.
The 2006 Comprehensive Non-point Source (NPS) monitoring report for acid mine drainage (AMD) in Raccoon Creek, Monday Creek, Sunday Creek, and Huff Run, is also available for public viewing at Watersheddata.com