Rausch Creek Diversion Wells Pummeled by July Storm Events

The record rainfall in south-central PA during the month of July appears to have abated, at least for the time being, and smaller streams should now be starting to drop back to more seasonal flows.

The Rausch Creek diversion well crew which visits the well site for maintenance every Monday evening was greeted with the following sight on July 23 after more than 7” of rain was recorded over a 2-day period. This follows on the heels of heavy rains earlier in the month which required the crew to remove much debris that had been washed into the wells by the high water.

Ever wonder what happens to the fish during these flood events? For an explanation, please see outdoor writer Tyler Frantz’s excellent article at his blog.