The Nescopeck Creek runs black with coal dust again. After nearly 10 years without the black coal dust polution, on May 26 we found the creek this way again. The creek used to run this way nearly every weekend we paddled. The tainted water comes in from the Little Nescopeck, entering that creek from the Jeddo Tunnel. The 100-plus-year-old tunnel is actually the mouth of a hugh network of underground tunnels that drain old mines and bring lots of additional water to the Nescopeck from outside its natural watershed, including much acid mine drainage. The first photo shows how the paddle blade disappears in the inky water. Photos by Bob Krisak.