Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Gwyn Rowland
Manager, Governmental & Public Affairs
(717) 238-0423 ext. 1316

Susquehanna River Basin Commission
4423 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1788

Phone: (717) 238-0423 ext. 0
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1721 North Front Street • Harrisburg, PA 17102-2391 •

Press Release

July 16, 2012

CONTACT: Susan Obleski
Director of Communications
Office: 717-238-0423, ext. 316
Cell: 717-215-7278
Twitter: @SRBCnews


HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC; today announced that 64 separate water withdrawals approved by SRBC are suspended due to lower streamflow levels in the Susquehanna basin.  The suspended withdrawals are operated by 33 companies in 13 Pennsylvania and 1 New York counties (full list provided at bottom).

Under SRBC’s passby flow restrictions, when streams drop to predetermined protected low flow levels, operators who are required to meet the agency’s passby requirement must stop taking water.  They cannot resume taking water until streams have recovered above the protected level.  Many projects must also wait for an additional 48 hours until they can resume operations. 

SRBC pointed out that the public will continue to see water-related activities taking place for a number of reasons.  First, where SRBC has determined that withdrawal quantities considered along with other upstream uses are insignificant compared to streamflows, approvals do not contain passby restrictions.  Second, operators subject to SRBC’s passby conditions can continue to transport and use any amount of water that was withdrawn prior to passbys going into effect.  And third, water withdrawals less than 100,000 gallons per day AND not associated with natural gas development are not subject to SRBC’s regulations.

LIST OF COMPANIES AND THEIR APPROVED WITHDRAWAL SOURCES SUSPENDED ON THIS DATE ON JULY 16, 2012 (this list is not static and changes based on streamflow levels):

SWEPI LP: Chemung River at Big Flats Chemung NY
Talisman Energy USA Inc.: Chemung River at Chemung Chemung NY
Smith Transport Warehouse: Bald Eagle Creek Blair PA
Chesapeake Appalachia: Sugar Creek, Chemung River at Barrett Bradford PA
Healthy Properties: Sugar Creek Bradford PA
Southwestern Energy Production Company: Wyalusing Creek Bradford PA
Talisman Energy: Fall Brook at Bense,Seeley Creek at Jones, Susquehanna River at Welles, Towanda Creek from Franklin Twp. Volunteer Fire Department,unnamed tributary of North Branch Sugar Creek at Besley, Wappasening Creek at Adriance, Wyalusing Creek Bradford PA
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company: Towanda Creek (Loop 317) Bradford PA
Towanda Country Club Bradford PA
Carrizo: Mosquito Creek Clearfield PA
Chevron Appalachia: Clearfield Creek Clearfield PA
KMI: West Branch Susquehanna River Clearfield PA
XTO Energy: West Branch Susquehanna River Clinton PA
Linde Corporation: Lackawanna River Lackawanna PA
Pine Meadows Golf Complex Lebanon PA
Cedar Rock Materials Corp.: Bower Quarry Luzerne PA
Eagle Rock Community Association / Eagle Rock Resort: Quarry Luzerne PA
EXCO Resources: Muncy Creek at McClintock, West Branch Susquehanna River at Johnson Lycoming PA
Hughesville-Wolf Township JMA: wastewater Lycoming PA
Keystone Clearwater Solutions: Lycoming Creek-2 Lycoming PA
Pennsylvania General Energy Company: Pine Creek at Poust Lycoming PA
XTO Energy: Lick Run, Little Muncy Creek Lycoming PA
Ultra Resources: Pine Creek Potter PA
Buck Ridge Stone: Salt Lick Creek Susquehanna PA
Cabot Oil & Gas: Susquehanna River - 2 (Susquehanna Depot Boro.), Susquehanna River - 3 (Great Bend Twp.) Susquehanna PA
Carrizo: East Branch Wyalusing Creek, unnamed tributary to Middle Branch Wyalusing Creek Susquehanna PA
Chesapeake Appalachia: Elk Lake Stream Susquehanna PA
Leonard and Jean Marie Azaravich: Meshoppen Creek Susquehanna PA
Southwestern Energy Production Company: Tunkhannock Creek at Lenox Susquehanna PA
Stone Energy Corporation: Wyalusing Creek Susquehanna PA
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company: Meshoppen Creek (Loop 319), White Creek (Loop 319) Susquehanna PA
WPX Energy Appalachia: Snake Creek Susquehanna PA
Keystone Clearwater Solutions: Babb Creek Tioga PA
LDG Innovation: Lawrenceville Tioga PA
SWEPI LP: Cowanesque River at Egleston; Cowanesque River at Westfield, Tioga River at Tioga Junction Tioga PA
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company: Tioga River (Loop 315), unnamed tributary to North Elk Run (Loop 315) Tioga PA
Ultra Resources: Cowanesque River Tioga PA
Sugar Hollow Trout Park and Hatchery: hatchery water Wyoming PA
Carrizo: Meshoppen Creek Wyoming PA
Chesapeake Appalachia: Susquehanna River at Salsman Wyoming PA
Mountain Energy Services: Tunkhannock Creek Wyoming PA
Randy M. Wiernusz: Bowman Creek Wyoming PA
Shadow Ranch Resort: Tunkhannock Creek at Shadowbrook Resort Wyoming PA
Sugar Hollow Water Services: Susquehanna River at Chellis Wyoming PA
Susquehanna Gas Field Services: Meshoppen Creek Wyoming PA
KBK-HR Associates LLC / Honey Run Golf Club York PA