Our Watershed

Monday Creek, located in the Appalachian Region of southeastern Ohio, is a 27-mile long

 tributary of the Hocking River, the latter which flows directly into the Ohio River. The Monday Creek Watershed drains a 116 square-mile area, with streams winding through portions of Athens, Hocking, and Perry Counties.

Monday Creek and its tributaries are severely impacted by acid mine drainage (AMD) resulting from a century of extractive coal, oil, clay and mineral mining. Our project is a collaborative partnership of Monday Creek residents, federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. Our shared goal is to improve watershed health and restore water quality for the benefit of the community.

Since 1994, our partnership has worked together to identify water quality problems, conduct field research and site characterization, as well as prioritize and plan on-going restoration activities. MCRP has completed numerous reclamation projects ranging from capping gob  piles to installing lime dosers. Grants from the Office of Surface Mining and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, with matching funds from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, have funded these projects.

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