The IWRA's Spring 2001 Meeting was held at French Lick Springs Resort in Southern Indiana. On Thursday, June 21, the IWRA went on a day-long field trip to visit water resources related sites of interest.
Tracy Branam of the Indiana Geological Survey led the group on a tour of a surface coal mine reclamation site where acid mine drainage is occuring. Then the group saw and heard about some restoration work at Augusta Lake designed to mitigate the effects of acid mine drainage that makes its way to the lake, and saw the poor condition of Augusta Lake dam. After lunch, the group was given a driving tour of the developing Patoka National Wildlife Refuge area. We finished the day with a tour of the water treatment plant of the Patoka Lake Regional Water and Sewage District.
On Friday, water resources issues were put aside as the group took a tour of the restored West Baden Springs hotel.
Some photos of these events can be seen by clicking the links below. The photos were taken by Dave Nance (DN) and Ken Luther (KL).