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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. An appointment is required for any visitors to our facilities. 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.

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The Guardian Newsletter (Summer 2021) -- Summer 2021 topics include actions taken at business meetings, SRBC in the classroom and news of previous and future events.

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SRBC Adopts an Updated Comprehensive Plan for the Susquehanna River Basin at its Business Meeting - The Commission held its quarterly business meeting virtually from Harrisburg, Pa. on June 17, 2021. Particularly noteworthy was the adoption of a newly revised Comprehensive Plan for the Water Resources of the Susquehanna Basin for 2021 through 2041. In a related action, the Commission adopted an environmental justice resolution and acted on 13 water pojects.

News Release

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

Commission Scientists Visit Public Schools - SRBC scientist Ellyn Campbell shared information about aquatic organisms with seventy 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 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.

Proposed Rulemaking         Webinar Video

SRBC Announces Water Level Monitoring Grants - The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is offering a new grant program to support the collection and reporting of water level data in groundwater production wells. The goal is to promote practices that improve the sustainability of the basin’s water resources. The Commission has dedicated $120,000 to fund the program for its first year. Grant recipients may receive up to $1,500 per source, with a facility cap of $7,500 per year.

Learn & Apply         Press Release

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 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

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

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