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The Problem

York County has been a major producer of mineral products since the mid-1800's. Mining operations have left the watershed with open pits, spoil piles, mine drainage, soil erosion, polluted runoff, inadequate reclamation, and degraded streams. Approximately 7 miles of Codorus Creek are impacted by mine drainage.

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Typical open pit mine with standin water

THE SOLUTION

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Protect streams from excessive sediment

A Best Management Practice (BMP) is a solution that is applied to a specific NPS pollution problem.

A Best Management Practice (BMP) is a solution that is applied to control or prevent a specific NPS pollution problem.

Mining BMPs include:

* Dust control

* Stormwater management

* Wastewater treatment

* Constructed wetland filters

* Revegetating abandoned sites

* Avoid sensitive areas

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