Friends of Blackwater has completed the watershed based plan for Beaver Creek, which is available here. This plan will guide our efforts to improve the water quality of Beaver Creek, a tributary of the Blackwater River that joins the main-stem of the Blackwater near the town of Davis. We have submitted the plan to the EPA, and are awaiting their approval.
While Beaver Creek is closer to being in compliance with water quality standards than the North Fork, it still has some issues with acid mine drainage and land usage. Multiple small acidic seeps enter Beaver Creek, and in some areas a lack of vegetation contributes to sedimentation and increased temperature. Therefore, the watershed based plan calls for a mix of acid mine drainage remediation, plantings, and streambed improvement to get Beaver Creek healthy again. If you are interested in the plan and would like to give us feedback, please email [email protected]