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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Jay Street Bridge Lock Haven PA

25 September, 2015

Team Leader
Rich Best
Number of Participants
Total Debris Collected
2520 lbs (measured)

41.139479, -77.441412

Survey Information

Location Name
Jay Street Bridge Lock Haven PA
Organization/Dive Centre
Sunken Treasure Scuba Center
Lock Haven
United States
25 September, 2015
Survey Duration
150 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 41.139479
Longitude: -77.441412
Weather Conditions
dry, small shower, mostly sunny & warm
Survey Depth Range
1–22 feet
Area Surveyed
523245 ft2
Dominant Substrate
fresh water river
Wave Conditions
Calm (glassy to rippled) for waves 0 – 0.1 meter high
plastic materials collected
Beverage Bottles: 2 Litres Or More (plastic) 3
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 4
Carpet (synthetic) 4
Cigarette Lighters 1
Pipes (plastic-PVC) 1
Plastic Fragments 10
Strapping Bands (plastic) 1
glass materials collected
Beverage Bottles (glass) 5
metal materials collected
Beverage Cans (aluminium) 15
Pipes & Rebar 1
Wire, Wire Mesh & Barbed Wire 1
Wrappers (foil/metal) 1
Metal Fragments 7
rubber materials collected
Inner-tubes & Rubber Sheets 4
Tires/tyres 66
Rubber Fragments 2
paper materials collected
Paper, Cardboard Fragments 1
mixed materials collected
Clothing 2
Computer Equipment & Other Electronic Devices 1
Shoes-flip Flops, Sandals, Tennis, Etc 7
other materials collected
umbrella 1
pieces of vinyl siding 2


This site was totally clean 4 years ago. High water after storms continues to bring in debris. Students from PA College of Technology & Penn State Science diving program helped with this program. 2 divers came from over 100 mile away to help with this cleanup. Greg Belson from Lock Haven University carried over 50 of the tires up the embankment by himself.

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