The drainage of the Upper Dam of the Owl Creek Reservoir has exposed fish hatcheries placed there by volunteer groups many years ago. Temporary drainage of the dam is being done to replace the dam. Owl Creek served one of Tamaqua's first reservoirs. Tamaqua's other reservoir, Rabbit Run Reservoir, was the first. The supply piping running from Rabbit Run to Tamaqua can still be found downstream of the reservoir along the creek. Rabbit Run Reservoir is no longer used as a water supply, but a fish hatchery is still located near the reservoir and it is stocked with trout and open to fishing. The Owl Creek reservoir is no longer used for a water supply. Tamaqua's water supply now comes solely from the Still Creek Reservoir, located north of Hometown.
Exposed fish hatcheries in Owl Creek
Tuesday, October 25, 2011