After an AMD discharge is properly identified, it is important to report the find to local agencies. This allows them to keep current records of the watershed health, as well as opening the doors to additional funding for future clean-up efforts.New AMD discharges are appearing and being found. Monitoring of known discharges is an excellent way to chart the watershed health and the reclamation efforts. Significant changes in known discharges, such as a large increase or decrease in flow rates, should also be reported.
Be sure to report a confirmed AMD discharge to your regional DEP office, as well as the local Office of Surface Mining and Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation.
The best way to begin restoration efforts on the new discharge is by contacting your local Conservation District. They should be able to put you in touch with a watershed association or partnership to begin planning monitoring and reclamation efforts.