Monthly Minute May 2023
A 60 second summary of what's been happening at the Susquehanna River Basin Commission.
More than $6 Million Going to Consumptive Use Mitigation Projects
- The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) is happy to announce more than six million in grant funding for 23 projects that will improve the sustainability of streamflows and groundwater during times of drought.
SRBC to Hold Public Hearing on May 4, 2023
- SRBC will hold a public hearing on May 4, 2023. The hearing will cover applications for several water withdrawal and consumptive use projects, including one commission-initiated modification and a new proposed general permit for Groundwater Withdrawals for Emergency Uses or Maintenance . These projects and general permit will be presented for Commission action at its next business meeting on June 15, 2023.
Public Comment: Proposed General Permit 02 - Groundwater Withdrawals for Emergency Uses or
The Commission is seeking public comment on a new proposed general permit that would
approve the withdrawal of groundwater from wells for emergency uses or maintenance activities.
The Guardian - the Commission's electronic newsletter, informs our stakeholders on a quarterly basis of important studies and technical projects, proposed policies and regulations, and other items of interest to residents, communities, and businesses of the Susquehanna River Basin. The Spring 2023 topics include: A Decade of Assisting, Hunting Microplastics, Predicting River Conditions with AI, Telling Scientific Stories,
Money for Monitoring, Gardening for Good, and Downstream Happenings.
Money for Monitoring - SRBC is thrilled to launch another round of our Groundwater Level Monitoring Grant program. Awarded money will assist Commission-regulated projects with collecting and reporting water level data in groundwater wells within the basin. Grantees may receive up to $2,500 per groundwater well, with a total facility cap of $7,500.
Susquehanna River Basin Commission Annual Report 2022 - The 2022 annual report
highlights the remarkable achievements and continued dedication of our staff and partners in managing and
maintaining the Susquehanna River Basin.
2022 Annual Report
SRBC Held Business Meeting in Harrisburg, Pa. - The Commission held its quarterly business meeting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, at the SRBC offices, on March 16, 2023. Among its actions, the Commission: ratified one grant amendment and approved one grant agreement; approved releasing a draft of a general permit for public comment; and approved 16 water projects. Two water projects were tabled.
River Currents Podcast: Water Auditing & Leakage Management - Three consultants share their
expertise on water auditing and leakage management including water loss control techniques, water conservation,
financial resiliency and environmental sustainability.
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.
Water Resources Program