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The Landscape of Wonderful West Virginia: Decker’s Creek

Stories and history of the lands of West Virginia

Decker’s Creek Photo

Friend’s of Decker’s Creek

A 24-mile tributary to the Monongahela River, Decker’s Creek was a site for early scientific research of algae, crayfish, and ranunculus plants (see below). Unfortunately, acid mine drainage washed into the creek for decades. Many local people and groups have worked diligently over the years to restore Decker's Creek back to its natural beauty.


Fling, E. M. (1939). One hundred algae of West Virginia. Castanea, 11-25. 

Newcombe, C. L. (1929). The crayfishes of West Virginia. 

Goldsborough, E. L. (1908). Fishes of West Virginia (No. 631). 

Sheldon, J. L. (1907). Species of Hepaticae known to occur in West Virginia. The Bryologist10(5), 80-84