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Monthly Minute September 2022

  • Electrofishing and Tagging Trout
  • New Season: Eels in the Classroom
  • Cleaning-up the Tioga Watershed

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SRBC Revises Two Regulatory Compliance Policies - SRBC has revised two regulatory compliance policies: the Policy and Guidance Statement for the Settlement of Civil Penalties/Enforcement Actions and the SRBC Civil Penalty Matrix.

News Release      Policy and Guidance Statement      Civil Penalty Matrix      Comment Responses

SRBC Held Business Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland - SRBC held its quarterly business meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on September 15, 2022. Among its actions, the Commission: approved 18 water resource projects, with two projects being tabled; adopted a revised Civil Penalty Matrix and a revised Policy and Guidance Statement for the Settlement of Civil Penalties/Enforcement Actions; adopted the Commission’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget; adopted the member jurisdictions allocation for FY2024; and approved two agreements.

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DEP Declares Drought Watch for 36 Counties, Asks for Voluntary Water Conservation  Read the press release, view a map or check project status.

Drought Information      News Release

More than $100,000 in Grants Awarded - SRBC is pleased to announce more than $100,000 in grants awarded for groundwater level monitoring projects. This is the second successful year for the program. The grants will help 20 municipalities and businesses purchase and install equipment needed to track water levels in their production wells.

News Release

Pennsylvania Budget Restores Funding to River Basin - Pennsylvania's budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, 2022 includes $740,000 for SRBC operations. The appropriation restores the Commission's funding to prior year levels to continue operations, meet mission objectives, and allow the SRBC to implement projects throughout the Susquehanna River Basin.

News Release

SRBC Proposed Policy for Civil Penalties and Enforcement - The Commission has released two proposed documents for public comment: a policy and a civil penalty matrix. The policy and matrix will be open for written public comment until August 22, 2022, and oral testimony may be provided at a public hearing on August 11, 2022.

News Release     

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 Summer 2022 topics include: Executive Director's Message; Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future; Summers at the Lake #NLA; One Career, Many Jobs; Two Big Steps Forward; Awarding Watershed Resiliency; Downstream Happenings.

Newsletter

Hurricane Agnes 50th Anniversary - Please see a collection of story maps that summarize the events, explain mitigation and service improvements since Agnes, and explain what can you do to prepare for flooding.

Story Maps      Flooding Information

$6.6 Million in Grants Awarded to Consumptive Use Mitigation Projects - The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is thrilled to announce $6.6 Million in grant funding for 14 projects that will improve water availability and water quality in the basin during droughts.

News Release      Grant Awardees

Tioga River Abandoned Mine Drainage Treatment Plant Project - Abandoned mine discharges have polluted the Tioga River for more than a century. Now the SRBC, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Tioga County Concerned Citizens Committee have a plan to stop it. See our revised web pages that include an overview of mining history, environmental impacts, and the Tioga River Restoration Project and Story Map companion.

Learn More      Story Map      Press Release

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Annual Report 2021 - The 2021 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.

2021 Annual Report

Groundwater Level Monitoring Grants - The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is excited to announce a second round of its Groundwater Level Monitoring Grant Program. The program is designed to assist projects with collecting and reporting water level data in groundwater wells within the Basin.

Press Release

Continuous Instream Monitoring Story Map - View a recently completed story map that provides an overview of SRBC's Continuous Instream Monitoring System, its history, sampling locations, and a dashboard of sample results.

Story Map      Dashboard

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

2021 Annual Report

Our 2021 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