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Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2022 River of the Year
The Catawissa Creek is one of four nominees, and the only waterway representing the Susquehanna River Basin. Winning the title could help the Catawissa overcome devastating damage caused by abandoned mine drainage.

Learn About Catawissa      Vote Here

Lower Susquehanna Source Water Protection Partnership Hybrid Meeting.
The meeting will be held in a hybrid format on 12/15. Presentation topics include Cybersecurity, Harmful Algal Blooms and Climate Change.

Meeting Information

SRBC to Hold Public Hearing on Water Project Applications, Proposed Policy and Program Fee Schedule-The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on December 2, 2021. The Commission will hear testimony on several water withdrawal and consumptive use projects. Comments will also be accepted on a proposed policy, Fee Incentives for the Withdrawal and Consumptive Use of AMD Impacted Waters & Treated Wastewater (formerly the draft Use of Lesser Quality Waters Policy); proposals to amend its Regulatory Program Fee Schedule and a proposed Letter of Understanding regarding program coordination between the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Public Hearing

SRBC Announces Consumptive Use Mitigation Grants for Drought Resilience - The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is pleased to announce a new grant program for projects focused on improving water availability and water quality during droughts. The Commission anticipates awarding a total of $4 to $6 million in grant funding in the inaugural year of the program.

News Release
Consumptive Use Mitigation Grant Program

SRBC Held Business Meeting in Harrisburg, Pa. - The Commission conducted its quarterly business meeting on Friday, September 17, 2021, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In addition to the actions taken on projects, the following items were also acted upon at the business meeting: adoption of final rulemaking and three groundwater related policies; adoption of current expense budget and member jurisdictions allocation for FY2023; ratification of a grant and letter of understanding; acceptance of a settlement offer for passby violations; and an emergency certificate extension for Mott’s LLP.

News Release      Final Rulemaking      Aquifer Testing      Pre Drill Review      Alternative Hydrogeologic Evaluation

The Guardian Newsletter (Fall 2021) - Fall 2021 topics include the Susquehanna River Walk Celebration, proclamation of September 17th as Susquehanna River Basin Commission Day, groundwater policies, new public information pamphlets, algal blooms in lakes and compliance during the pandemic.

Newsletter

Updated Comprehensive Plan and Water Resources Program - SRBC recently adopted an updated Comprehensive Plan that outlines the vision, needs, and strategy for effectively managing the water resources of the basin over the next 20 years. The Plan will be implemented through an updated Water Resources Program that presents the priority water resources needs of the basin over the next three fiscal years and the key projects proposed to satisfy those needs.

Comprehensive Plan      Water Resources Program      News Release

Commission Scientists Visit Public Schools - SRBC scientist Ellyn Campbell shared information about aquatic organisms with 70 fourth-grade students at Silver Spring Elementary School in Cumberland County, Pa.

News Release

Susquehanna River Basin Commission 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

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

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