Are White Township’s streams healthy?

Water flows out of White Township through two networks of streams that both eventually discharge to the Allegheny River. The Crooked Creek watershed (including Fulton Run and McKee Run) conveys water from the northern third of the Township. The Two Lick Creek watershed (including Whites Run, Cherry Run, Stoney Run, Marsh Run, and Ramsey Run) drains the southern two thirds of the Township from just north of Pike Road to the south towards Center Township.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) performs periodic water quality testing on these streams and has determined that only 56% of the 90 stream miles in White Township are in good health; 44% of White Township’s streams are impaired by nutrients, sediment, and pathogens. PADEP states that urban runoff, agriculture, and abandoned mine drainage are the sources of these pollutants.