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In order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, SRBC employees are largely working from home. A limited number of staff are conducting field activities and maintaining a presence in our Harrisburg office to support operations. Our facilities are closed to visitors unless an appointment is requested. As a result of our work-from-home status, you may experience a delayed response from our staff, but we are monitoring email and voicemail regularly and will respond to you shortly. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

SRBC Operations During COVID-19

Susquehanna River Basin Commision Annual Report 2020 - the 2020 annual report highlights the Commission’s work to enhance public welfare through comprehensive planning, water supply allocation, and management of the water resources of the Susquehanna River Basin. This report highlights initiatives in which our role as river steward has evolved over the years, reflecting our ability to adapt to changing needs.

2020 Annual Report

Lower Susquehanna Source Water Protection Partnership Virtual Meeting - A virtual meeting with guest presenters from the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be held on May 13. The webinar is open to all who register.

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SRBC Releases a Proposed Rulemaking and Related Groundwater Review Policies for Public Comment - The Susquehanna River Basin Commission has released a proposed rulemaking and three related groundwater review policies for public comment. The rulemaking and policies will be open for written public comment until May 17, 2021, and oral testimony may be provided at a public hearing on May 6, 2021.

News Release        Proposed Rulemaking

SRBC Held Business Meeting in Harrisburg, Pa. - The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) conducted its quarterly business meeting on Friday, March 12, 2021, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

News Release

The Guardian Newsletter (Winter 2021) - Winter 2021 topics include an invitation to celebrate SRBC's first 50 years, a chance to share your feedback on SRBC's draft comprehensive plan, and a look back at the legacy of pollution: river coal.


PADEP Lifts Drought Watch for Centre, Clearfield, and Clinton Counties, Announces Hydrologic Conditions Normal Statewide  Read the press release, view a map or check project status.

Drought Information

Senator Yaw Presents Citation to SRBC In celebration of SRBC's 50th Anniversary, the Honorable Gene Yaw, State Senator, presented a Senate citation to members and staff of SRBC on January 27, 2021.

News Release

SRBC Marks 50th Anniversary, Highlights Accomplishments  January 23, 2021 marks SRBC's 50th Anniversary. The Susquehanna River Basin Compact, which authorized the creation of the Commission was effective on January 23, 1971.

News Release        Story Map

Groundwater Project Renewal Process Factsheet  The Commission has created a series of three factsheets intended to assist project sponsors with the Commission's groundwater project renewal process.

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SRBC Adopts General Permit GP-01 – Groundwater Remediation Projects At its December 11th Commission Meeting, SRBC adopted its first General Permit that would approve the withdrawl of groundwater for groundwater remediation projects and the consumptive use of the same water.

News Release

SRBC's Continuous Instream Monitoring Website Has New Features - A suite of new and enhanced features are now available under SRBC's Continuous Instream Monitoring (CIM) website.

News Release

Public Water Supply Assistance Program - The Commission is offering a free, three-part Webinar Series beginning January 2021 to provide guidance on the Commission’s groundwater project renewal process.

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Updated Comprehensive Plan Available for Public Review and Comment - The Commission is developing an updated Comprehensive Plan that will become effective in 2021, which marks the halfway point in the 100-year Susquehanna River Basin Compact. The plan outlines the vision, needs, and strategy for effectively managing the water resources of the Basin during the period from 2021 to 2041. The Commission is accepting public comments on the Draft 2021 Comprehensive Plan through February 19, 2021.

Comprehensive Plan

Water Resources Program (June 2019 Update) - The Water Resources Program presents the priority water resources needs of the basin over the next three fiscal years and the key projects proposed to satisfy those needs, per the Susquehanna River Basin Compact requirements and based upon the Comprehensive Plan.

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2020 Annual Report

Our 2020 annual report highlights the Commission’s work to enhance public welfare through comprehensive planning, water supply allocation, and management of the water resources of the Susquehanna River Basin.

Annual Report