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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


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.

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PADEP Lifts Drought Watch or Warning for 20 Counties, Three Counties Remain on Watch  Read the press release, view a map or check project status.

Drought Information

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.

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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.

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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

SRBC Held Business Meeting from Harrisburg, Pa.- SRBC conducted its quarterly business meeting on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., virtually from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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The Guardian Newsletter (Fall 2020) - Fall 2020 newsletter topics include drought conditions, the spotted lanternfly, an ancient eel dam in Danville, a 444 mile kayak trip down the Susquehanna River and more!

Newsletter

Press Release Grant to Fund Plant to Treat Continuous Mine Discharges

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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

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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