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Major ice problems on Penns Creek

2016/10/19 18:43
From Beaver Falls. PA.
Posts: 332
Watching the news tonite ( 5:00 pm) shows major ice jams on Penns .... Officials are having heavy equipment brought in to remove the ice..... Had tape showing a Hoe already pulling ice off ....Says more equipment coming tomorrow ......Around Millmont , Pa.

Posted on: 2018/1/17 17:55

Re: Major ice problems on Penns Creek

2006/9/10 21:53
From Greensburg, PA
Posts: 1196
not surprised. there is receding water and jamming ice remaining everywhere. Penn's being where it is is probably worse than others. hopefully we can get some pics soon.

Posted on: 2018/1/17 19:37

Re: Major ice problems on Penns Creek

2006/9/10 21:53
From Greensburg, PA
Posts: 1196

it appears, as with most of these, the big concern is preventing flooding. The jams dam up the flow. My kid was in New Hampshire this weekend and asked his host about the car sized blocks of ice at the bends of the brooks. Just amazing.

Posted on: 2018/1/17 19:58

Re: Major ice problems on Penns Creek

2006/9/13 10:18
From LV
Posts: 660
High flows caused by the rain last Thursday and Friday and the associated ice flows and or jams are reason for concern everywhere this year, and it's still early in the season. Ice flows are a major cause of scouring, and scouring is quite bad for trout reproduction .

Posted on: 2018/1/17 21:20

Re: Major ice problems on Penns Creek

2007/3/23 18:10
From Chester Co., PA
Posts: 17
RE: Scouring. How much is known about wild trout reproduction in the main stem of Penn's vs the tributaries? Wondering if the effect of scouring might be less if most fish in the big stream are born in the feeders.

Posted on: 2018/1/27 7:14

Re: Major ice problems on Penns Creek
2006/9/9 19:16
From Dallastown, PA
Posts: 1407
"Removing a small island below the bridge" (with no E&S controls)

"The township is very pleased with the cooperation of the DEP in the approval of the situation on the creek"

Removing that "tiny" island with several trees from downstream of the bridge in "wet" conditions must have released tremendous amounts of sediment downstream. DEP would have strung up a stream contractor for those actions.

And if the township or contractors were a drilling company putting in a pipeline, Holy Hell would break loose.

Posted on: 2018/1/27 8:25
Don't hit me with them negative waves so early in the morning. Think the bridge will be there and it will be there. It's a mother, beautiful bridge, and it's gonna be there. Ok?

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