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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.

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Monthly Minute June 2022

  • Agnes 50th Anniversary; Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future
  • EPA's National Lakes Assessment
  • SRBC Sponsors Heryn Program

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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

SRBC Held Business Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland - The Susquehanna River Basin Commission held its quarterly business meeting in Baltimore, Maryland at the Maryland Department of the Environment on June 16, 2022. Among its actions, the Commission: approved 17 water projects with 3 projects being tabled; elected Commission officers for FY2023; approved reconciliation of the FY2023 budget; approved one grant agreement and three grant amendments; approved a revision to the Commission By-Laws; approved updates to the Water Resources Program for 2022-2024; accepted staff recommendations for waiver of regulatory requirements related to renewal application deadlines for three projects; and tabled action related to the Conowingo Watershed Implementation Plan Financing Authority.

News Release

$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