BCWA is partnering with Indiana County Conservation District (ICCD) and several other entities to conduct an assessment on lower Two Lick Creek. ICCD has obtained and is managing the grant for the assessment project, which is still in the planning stages. Sampling for the assessment will begin when sampling for the ongoing Upper Two Lick Creek Assessment is completed later in 2023.
For the purposes of the assessment, lower Two Lick Creek is defined as that part of the stream below Two Lick Reservoir downstream to the mouth of Two Lick where it enters Blacklick Creek. Lower Two Lick Creek is a diverse stream that includes the cold water fishery below the reservoir and down stream sections that flow through the more developed areas of Homer City, PA. While lower Two lick Creek supports aquatic life, including fish, there are significant known pollution sources to the stream including the Lucerne 3A discharge, the Risinger Discharge, Tearing Run, and Lower Yellow Creek. The above image shows these pollution sources along with other points currently between sampled by BCWA association for the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy Stream Team. All sample locations for the assessment have not yet been determined. The final report will identify the effects that the most significant sources of mine drainage pollution in the Lower Two Lick basin have on the stream and point the way for future actions to address them. More information regarding this assessment will be added to this page once sampling for the assessment has begun.