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Executive Director's Message

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Consumptive Use Mitigation Grant Program

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Monthly Minute April 2024 - A 60 second summary of what's been happening at the Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

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More Than $8 Million Awarded to Consumptive Use Mitigation Projects - The Consumptive Use Mitigation Grant Program marks a third consecutive year of awarding money to pioneering drought resiliency projects. SRBC is thrilled to announce funding of more than $8 million to 27 projects that will improve water availability and quality during critical low flow periods.

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SRBC to Hold Public Hearing on Water Project Applications - SRBC will hold a public hearing on May 2, 2024. The hearing will cover applications for several water withdrawal and consumptive use projects, a proposed rulemaking for agency procurement and bid protest procedures, and a draft companion policy entitled “SRBC Procurement Procedures.” These projects, rulemaking, and policy will be presented for Commission action at its next business meeting on June 13, 2024.

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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 Spring 2024 topics include: Executive Director's Message; Huge Data Gaps Filled; Helping the Helpers; 2023 Last Looks; Partnership with Pinchot; and Downstream Happenings.


Susquehanna River Basin Commission Annual Report 2023 - The 2023 annual report highlights the remarkable achievements and continued dedication of our staff and partners in managing and maintaining the Susquehanna River Basin.

2023 Annual Report

Proposed Rulemaking and Procurement Procedures Policy - The Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed rulemaking and companion policy. The proposed rules would amend the regulations of the Commission to provide for agency procurement and bid protest procedures.

Public Comment      Draft Policy

$68 Million Grant Awarded to Restore Severely Impaired Watershed - SRBC has been awarded $68,255,481 through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Abandoned Mine Lands and Acid Mine Drainage Grant Program to construct an active treatment plant in the Tioga River Watershed. The plant will remedy severe acid mine drainage from historic coal mining that pollutes the Tioga River, and the benefits will expand far beyond the restoration of a single waterway.

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Blossburg Couple Honored for Efforts to Restore the Tioga River Watershed - SRBC is honoring a couple whose devotion to the restoration of the Tioga River Watershed will soon turn its orange, polluted waters into clear, healthy flows. Charlie and Joyce Andrews of Blossburg, Pennsylvania received the William Jeanes Sr. Award from SRBC Commissioners on December 14th, 2023 at their quarterly business meeting held in Corning, New York.

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Groundbreaking Groundwater Recharge Study Released - SRBC has published a groundbreaking study focused on groundwater recharge potential in over-utilized areas with limited water availability. The study – Identifying Optimal Groundwater Recharge Locations and Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas within the Susquehanna River Basin – was completed by the Commission to help identify important areas of the basin.

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General Permit 02 - effective October 1st, 2023

The Commission has approved a new general permit that allows for the withdrawal of groundwater from wells for emergency uses or maintenance activities.

Fact Sheet      GP-02

2023 Annual Report

Our 2023 annual report highlights the remarkable achievements and continued dedication of our staff and partners in managing and maintaining the Susquehanna River Basin.

Annual Report