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The “Nature and Industry of Raccoon Creek” report by FracTracker Alliance unveils a comprehensive exploration of Pennsylvania’s Raccoon Creek watershed, emphasizing its ecological richness, recreational offerings, and the multifaceted impacts of industrial activities. Spanning 184 square miles, the watershed is characterized by diverse landscapes, from industrial corridors to woodlands, interconnected by the meandering Raccoon Creek.
The report details the region’s recreational opportunities, ecological resources, and historical evolution of oil and gas development, including the challenges posed by fracking, waste generation, and associated infrastructure. The interactive digital atlas format enhances user engagement, providing a thorough understanding of the watershed’s complexities.
FracTracker Alliance would like to thank the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies for their generous support, which also made the Towanda Creek watershed project possible. We would also like to thank Mountain Watershed Association and Three Rivers Waterkeeper for sharing their knowledge and time with us, and all of the people who work hard to make the watershed a wonderful place. And thank you for your time exploring the watershed along with FracTracker.