Montour Run Watershed now has an action plan to reduce nonpoint source pollution in the watershed.
As part of the process, visual assessments were conducted over much of the main stem of Montour Run and three major tributaries. The map shows the results of the Montour Run Watershed visual assessment rankings color coded such that red = poor, yellow = fair and green = good. This information helps to coordinate the prioritization of projects that will provide the most pollution reduction in the watershed.
Areas of note include the green, or good, reaches of Trout Run and downstream of Meeks Run and should be considered as areas to preserve. The Meeks Run Tributary ranked fair despite the fact it is known to have good water quality and many species of macroinvertebrates and fish. Within this map sections of the stream that ranked in the poor category are concentrated in Subwatershed Area 4-Robinson where a lot of paved surfaces are contributing stormwater runoff directly to the stream.