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Re: Bennetts Branch of the Sinnemahoning

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From what I gathered, the average discharge temperatures from the plant are in the low to mid 60's.

I wasnt able to get data on stream temps, but I am working on it.

Posted on: 2013/7/16 17:15
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Re: Bennetts Branch of the Sinnemahoning

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This is wonderful news. I've been diving along the Bennett's Branch on my way up to Cameron County all my life. I've seen this stream go from an orange sterile waste dump to a beautiful freestone stream in my lifetime. Thank goodness for this reclamation project to final push this stream to be habitable for trout again!

Posted on: 2013/7/27 23:27
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Re: Bennetts Branch of the Sinnemahoning

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This is a river with some serious potential. Many of the tribs that are not effected by mining have some great wild trout in them. I would love to see some of those brookies migrate into the main stem and get huge like it was said was once common in the stream.

Posted on: 2013/7/30 9:34


Re: Bennetts Branch of the Sinnemahoning

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Has anyone fished the Bennett Branch since the mine drainage treatment plant went online?

Either for trout or for smallmouth?

The PFBC stocks it upstream from Benezette now.




Posted on: 8/20 13:30


Re: Bennetts Branch of the Sinnemahoning

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My understanding is that the trout population seems to be doing ok. The insect population is still struggling. I haven't been involved in the project for some time now but this is what I am hearing from those that are. I guess they ran into some guys fishing a few times and they were catching some fish. We should be due to do some shocking there at some point in the near future. I will see if I can get a hold of what they found.

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Re: Bennetts Branch of the Sinnemahoning

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PAgeologist wrote:
My understanding is that the trout population seems to be doing ok. The insect population is still struggling. I haven't been involved in the project for some time now but this is what I am hearing from those that are. I guess they ran into some guys fishing a few times and they were catching some fish. We should be due to do some shocking there at some point in the near future. I will see if I can get a hold of what they found.


Thanks. If you hear about any electrofishing, bug surveys, water quality info, etc. let us know.

I'd be curious to hear about how the stream is doing.


Posted on: 8/21 19:05



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