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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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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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