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Deckers Creek is a scenic tributary to the Monongahela River in north central West Virginia. From its headwaters outside the historic town of Arthurdale, Deckers Creek meanders through Preston County into Monongalia County where it descends through a steep scenic gorge. This beautiful section of Deckers Creek is filled with waterfalls, boulders, and rock slides, contains world class kayaking, and is frequented by kayakers, rock climbers, bikers, and swimmers. From here, Deckers Creek passes through several communities and into Morgantown, where it empties into the Monongahela River.

Over the years, Deckers creek has been degraded by numerous pollutants. These pollutants include, but are not limited to, acid mine drainage (AMD), bacteria from combined sewage overflows, heavy metals, sediment, trash, and general abandonment, which negatively impact the 64-square mile watershed. The biggest threat to the watershed is AMD. This product, of abandoned coal mines, destroys the environmental quality of Deckers Creek and its tributaries, turns the waters red-orange, and creates acid conditions in which fish and macroinvertebrates cannot live.

(courtesty of www.deckerscreek.org)


It's sad when you think about how the rocks got so orange, though they contrast nicely with the greens in the water and foliage. Efforts are being made to clean up this beautiful creek, but it's still dirty and foul smelling, and its banks are lined with trash. :(

Upper falls of Deckers Creek
Masontown, WV


Please do NOT reproduce, copy, edit, publish, upload or otherwise use my work without my written permission. Thank you! :)
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Schroe03 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Featured in [link]
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LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
So very kind. :)
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Stroody Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tis beautiful shot this :)
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FlorinALF Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Excellent work :icongizmoplz:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you Florin! :)
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FlorinALF Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
You're very welcome LeeAnne :heart:
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fireflyfly Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Another beautiful picture!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I love it amazing :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you Mona! :)
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PaulSwiatkowskiPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
From this gorgeous shot you wouldn't realize the place is so polluted. It's a shame, It really gets to me when I see all the lack respect there is to nature. :( Anyhow, fantastic shot LeeAnne :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Paul. :)
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PaulSwiatkowskiPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome LeeAnne :)
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
like I said before, would never guess how poisoned and littered this place is from the way you capture its beauty!
definitely worth the efforts of dodging the trash and dealing with the smell to share this gorgeous scene with us. such a fantastic perspective and exposure, contrast and light, stupendous! definitely a shot to live up to your new alias!! :D
very impressive shot, LA! :hug:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
:aww: thanks Addam...one thing it's missing is some NW fog! Thinking I need a couple foggy NW mornings here pretty soon to soothe my soul...whatcha think?!
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
think some foggy mornings can be arranged :D
a pleasure, LA!!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
:w00t: :eager:
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girl-n-herhorse Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! :love:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Emily! :)
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veinne Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent shot; clear and crisp. :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)
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Meema Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful shot.
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
You changed your name!
When did you do that? :?:?:confused:
Oh yeah! Nice shot! :giggle:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
:lol: Been trying to think of a new name for a few weeks now! I changed it a couple hours ago. Thank Addam. He mentioned the "LA light" (he's been calling me LA now for a long time!) in this shot over on Shadowness, and it just kind of hit me. Boom! Problem solved. =D

And thanks, dear! :giggle: =D
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh good! I thought maybe I had missed it in the mad rush
of everyone changing their names! Very cool name!

You're welcome!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yay! Glad you like it. Thanks again. :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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xxEricsInfernoxx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot! :hug:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thanks Eric!
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xxEricsInfernoxx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome! :D
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WONDERFUL :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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heyfever99 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Awesome shot LeeAnne!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much, Steve! :)
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heyfever99 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Any time LeeAnne! :-D
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Photographer
i would have never imagined a foul smell associated with this place..or even the problem people seem to have with their garbage:( ..just seems so far away from it all and so very pristeen...love this backed up comp and a perfect shutter mixed with some wonderful post efforts..amazing image, leeanne!! :clap:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much, Doug...I'm glad I was able to make it look like it was pristine. It's anything but, that's for sure. Appreciate the kind words, my friend! :)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Photographer
always a pleasure!:)!
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:omg: Holy Dolphins...you`re so damn good at this! :worship:
Flawless Leeanne!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
:blush: Thanks Jonathan!
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agifaisa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Pretty.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Another winner!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks as always, Pete!
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1-90 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much, appreciate it. :)
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1-90 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous shot. Beautiful water effects. Thanks for sharing.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much, Rob! :)
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