Cumulative Water Use and Availability Study for the Susquehanna River Basin
The Cumulative Water Use and Availability Study for the Susquehanna River Basin represents the most comprehensive evaluation of water use and availability throughout the Basin conducted to date. The effort was driven by the Commission’s Comprehensive Plan goal to manage water resources beginning at the watershed level to assure short-term resource availability and long-term balance between healthy ecosystems and economic viability.
To access the summary report, technical report, or interactive web map, please see the links below.
Summary report – Presents an overview of the study approach, findings, and recommendations.
Available in either web resolution for a quicker download or high resolution for full quality.
- Technical report – Provides a detailed description of study methods, data, results, conclusions, and recommendations.
- Technical report appendices – Contains supporting methods, base data, and Basinwide results referenced in the technical report.
- Interactive web map – Displays map layers depicting approved and reported water use, water capacity, and water availability by watershed.
For illustrative purposes, the following schematic depicts how the Commission estimated water availability for Basin watersheds: