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In order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, SRBC employees are working from home. A limited number of staff in our Harrisburg office are processing mail and accepting deliveries. Our facilities are closed to visitors until further notice. As a result of our work-from-home status, you may experience a delayed response from our staff, but we are monitoring and will respond to voicemails and emails. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


Susquehanna River Basin Commision Annual Report 2019 - the 2019 annual report highlights the Commission’s work on ensuring water availability, enhancing ecosystems, assessing stream health, communicating water quality, warning about floods, reaching out to the public, and restoring legacy mine lands in the Basin.

2019 SRBC Annual Report

Press Release-SRBC Announces Final Policy: Guidance For The Preparation Of A Metering Plan & A Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Plan For Water Withdrawals, Consumptive Uses, And Diversions

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Press Release-SRBC Announces Final Rule and Consumptive Use Mitigation Policy

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Press Release-SRBC Held Quarterly Business Meeting on March 13, 2020 in Harrisburg, PA.

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The Commission has released for public comment, a proposed policy that provides guidance for the preparation of a metering plan & groundwater elevation monitoring plan. Public comments were due February 17, 2020.

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New Report from the Monitoring and Protection Program -
2018 Nutrients & Suspended Sediment in the Susquehanna River Basin

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New Report from the Monitoring and Protection Program - Development of a Water Quality Index (WQI) for the Susquehanna River Basin

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New Report from the Monitoring and Protection Program - Investigating Low Flow Augmentation Impacts on Whitney Point Lake and Adjacent Rivers from 2008-2017: A 10-Year Review

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SRBC Announces New Regulatory Program Fee Schedule - The Susquehanna River Basin Commission has released a new fee schedule, effective January 1, 2020, for its Regulatory Program.

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The Guardian Newsletter (Fall 2019) - Topics include the Proposed Rulemaking and Consumptive Use Mitigation Policy, Assessing Stormwater Management Needs in Municipalities, SRBC Testifies at the House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing, Swatara Creek Flood Inundation Mapping, and more!

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Proposed Rulemaking and Consumptive Use Mitigation Policy - The Commission has released a proposed rulemaking to amend its regulations, which includes the release of a consumptive water use mitigation policy. A webinar was held on October 1, 2019. A PowerPoint presentation is available.

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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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2019 Annual Report

Our 2019 annual report highlights the Commission’s work on ensuring water availability, enhancing ecosystems, assessing stream health, communicating water quality, warning about floods, reaching out to the public, and restoring legacy mine lands in the Basin.

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