Monitoring staff at the SRBC have documented the second occurrence of the aquatic invasive species Didymosphenia geminate (didymo or “rock snot”) in the Susquehanna basin. Read More
SRBC will conduct a public hearing on November 13 to accept public comments on 26 water withdrawal and consumptive use project applications. Read More
SRBC is announcing the availability of two new data “portals” on its website. Read More
SRBC will conduct its next public business meeting on September 19, 2013 at the Binghamton State Office Building, Warren Anderson Community Room (18th Floor), 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton, N.Y. 13901. The meeting will convene at 9:00 a.m. Read More
On July 1, SRBC announced that registration is open for the 2013 Susquehanna Water Science Forum – From Science to Sustainable Water Resources Management. This first-ever Forum will address the need to encourage, publicize and disseminate research to ensure that the best available scientific information is used to establish priorities and support sustainable water resource management in the Susquehanna River Basin. The Forum will be held October 7 and 8, 2013, at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill, Pa. Read More
Over the years, I have come to appreciate the phrase, “Stay in your lane.” At the street level, I think it generally means sticking to what you know and letting others do the same.
When a regulatory agency chooses to stray out of its lane of expertise and mission, it can have profound programmatic and legal consequences. Most important, however, I believe it does the public a disservice.
SRBC recently launched a multi-year effort to study the cumulative impact of consumptive water uses and water availability for the Susquehanna basin. Despite some calls for us to make it an expansive environmental assessment, we are being responsible water managers by focusing in our areas of responsibility and scientific and technical expertise. Click for full commentary: http://www.srbc.net/newsroom/NewsRelease.aspx?NewsReleaseID=106
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will conduct a public hearing on May 23 to accept public comments on water withdrawal and consumptive use project applications. The Commission will also hear testimony on amending its Regulatory Program Fee Schedule. The public should take note that this public hearing will be the only opportunity to offer oral comment to the Commission for the listed projects and other items. Read More
SRBC will conduct its next public business meeting on March 21, 2013 at the North Office Building, Hearing Room 1 in Harrisburg, PA 17120. The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m.
The meeting will include actions or presentations on the following items: (1) presentation on the Commission's Harrisburg flood inundation mapping project; (2)
the Maurice Goddard Award; (3) revision of FY-2014 budget; (4) investment policy statement; (5) ratification/approval of contracts and grants; (6) administrative appeal filed by Anadarko E&P Company LP; and (7) Regulatory Program projects. Projects listed for Commission action are those that were the subject of a public hearing conducted by the Commission on February 14, 2013. Read More
On February 13, SRBC issued its 2013 State of the Susquehanna report showing trends in water use, drinking water, stormwater, aquatic habitat and other key water resource indicators. SRBC cites the lack of reliable funding for stream gages to be the greatest threat to the future of water resources management in the Susquehanna watershed. The 2013 State of the Susquehanna report, available at www.srbc.net/stateofsusq2013, provides a snapshot look at trends for seven overarching water resource indicators throughout the basin. Read More
SRBC is urging New York’s U.S. senators and congressmen to help secure federal funds to avert the March 1 shut-down of 18 stream gages and 16 rain gages in the southern tier. The gages generate data used by NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) to predict when flooding will occur. Read More
SRBC has scheduled two separate public hearings on February 14 to accept public comments. The first hearing is on 22 water withdrawal and consumptive use project applications and the other is on proposed rulemaking regarding how SRBC will regulate water withdrawals from smaller watersheds (known as headwater areas) and handle emergency certificates. Read More