March 19, 2014

The Shit Is Back In Valley Creek

Thanks to a heads up from T! Fishing Blogger Pro Staffer "Dub The Thorax" Mike, it was brought to my attention that there's been yet another sewage spill into Valley Creek.  Yep, that Valley Creek...

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As noted here before, there was also a notable spill further upstream back in March 2012.  Yesterday's spill, at the Route 23 and 252 intersection is much closer to where Valley Creek meets the Schuylkill River...never good to have 5 MILLION GALLONS of waste flowing into a major watershed.  Sigh...

It's one thing to complain, but how to help?  I'm not sure at the moment, appears to be a case of deteriorating infrastructure, so I'm sure public works and PA Fish & Boat will be involved.  That said, it doesn't hurt to send Valley Forge Trout Unlimited some love though, as they are always involved in everything Valley Creek and its wild brown trout population.


  1. That can not be to good, I hope it doesn't harm the trout.

  2. Mike, had read about this earlier today. Tragic is all I can say. Hope that this disaster does the least amount of damage possible, but, it sure doesn't look good.

  3. Effects of the spill will depend on the characteristics of the receiving water body and the strength of the waste water. Long term effects may just be the garbage people flush along the banks and tomato, pepper, and squash plants growing near the spill site in the summer. Mother nature can deal with domestic waste water well. As a whole collections systems carry billions of gallons every year, however, they are out of sight and out of mind. People will not want put money into repairs until there is a major problem.