THE SUSQUEHANNA

Watershed History

Geography & Population

LSR Patrol Area

River Recreation & Events

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Watershed History

We focus on the history of our watershed because understanding today’s issues requires knowing where we’ve been. Even prior to the retreat of the Wisconsin Glacier that covered the Upper Susquehanna, until around 10,000 B.C., the Susquehanna Valley was inhabited by man. Nomadic foragers, hunters and gatherers traveled up and down the Susquehanna, by canoe …

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Advocacy Initiatives

< Top Advocacy Initiatives Participating in the once-every-50-years relicensing for Susquehanna River hydroelectric facilities. We are particularly interested in finding solutions to the threat sediment build-up behind Susquehanna River dams poses to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Likewise, we are focused on securing permit requirements for effective upstream migratory fish passage, particularly the American Eel, whose …

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Geography & Population

The Susquehanna River Watershed is the largest watershed in the United States that drains into the Atlantic Ocean, and the largest east of the Mississippi. 27,500 square miles in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. 43% of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s 64,000 square miles; 46% of the state of Pennsylvania, 20,900 square miles; 13% of New …

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Successes

The Lower Susquehanna RIVERKEEPER® has achieved success with many different programs over the years including river monitoring, habitat restoration, advocacy and litigation, as well as citizen empowerment to action. Click on any link below to read more.

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Patrol Area

Exclusive Patrol Area The exclusive patrol area is all subwatersheds of the Susquehanna River whose flows enter south of Sunbury, PA, not including the Juniata River watershed. This area includes the following major subwatersheds of the Susquehanna River: Chickies Creek (PA), Clark-Paxton Creeks (PA), Codorus Creek (PA), Conestoga River (PA), Conewago Creek (east and west) …

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