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News and Updates

Private Water Supply Education and Free Water Testing in Venango County Webinar (Registration Required online by May 16,2021) or by Phone 814-437-7607

Super Enzyme - Eats Plastic

Penn State Extension - Wednesday Water Webinars to Discuss Private Drinking Water Supply and Management


Izaak Walton League - Clean Water Webinars

Winter Salt Watch


Repairing the Damage from Hazardous Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells - Ohio River Valley Institute

Well Plugging Liabilities by State

Plugging Liabilities

Oil and Gas Firms Are Saddling States with Billions in Cleanup Costs

Pennsylvania Faces New Wave of Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells


Watersheds Maps of PA

PA Watersheds

Impaired Streams [ Click on number 2 -- Click on red stream to get additional info. ]

303(d) List of Impaired Streams

Proposed new study area. -- Wolf Run

Water Cycle Program (download)


Private Water Wells


SHARC—Shale Research Clearinghouse (beta) SHARC is a publicly accessible, curated clearinghouse for information on the economic, health, and environmental impacts of oil and gas development.

Opposition mounts to proposed shale gas wastewater facility

Radioactivity from Oil and Gas Wastewater Persists in Pennsylvania Stream Sediments

Pennsylvania confirms first fracking-related earthquakes

Spate of small earthquakes shuts down fracking activity in Lawrence County

"Shale Gas and Oil Development" A presentation at Dickinson College by Anthony "Tony" Ingraffea of Cornell University discussing the gas industry myths, new research, leaking wells and effects of methane on Climate Change

NASA Climate Science

A map that shows the locations of Abandoned Wells found by Venango PaSEC and wells plugged by DEP
See the Map

A map showing the locations of unconventional gas wells and our stream monitoring locations.
Clicking on a stream location will provide a link to our data.
Stream Monitoring Map

ALLARM water monitoring database

Stream Baseline Data

What We Do!

Leaking well

Locate Leaking Abandoned Well

Macrocollecting

Water Monitoring - Macro-invertebrate Collection

Watershed education

Watershed Education - Revegetating a Stream Bank

Mine water from well

Water Flowing From Abandoned Well

Well Hunters

Orphan Well Hunters