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  River Basins - Did You Know?
The Susquehanna is the largest river lying entirely within the United States that drains into the Atlantic Ocean.
River is one of four major bird migration flyways in North America, critical for threatened neo-tropical migrant species.
The Arakawa River in Japan is the "sister river" to the Potomac.
www.dep.state.pa.us /river/didyouknow.htm   (522 words)

 Susquehanna Arks
Conversely, a small river village in the mouth of the Susquehanna River, at the head of the Chesapeake Bay would be born, Port Deposit Maryland.
The relationship between the “Up River” entrepreneurs and Port Deposit would generate untold wealth and prosperity for many of their citizens in the years to come and would greatly contribute to the early development of the United States as a nation.
When the freshet (the mass melting of snow in the river) finally happened, the river ark crew must be ready to leave on short notice or else they might lose the higher tide and increased current needed to move the ark past certain points in the river.
www.portdeposit.com /History/RiverArks.htm   (767 words)

 EPA's American Heritage Rivers > Upper Susquehanna-Lackawanna Watershed
In the language of the Lenni Lenape, Susquehanna means broad, shallow river, and Lackawanna means forks or union of waters.
First by river, next by canal in 1831, and finally by railroad in 1851, the Lackawanna and Upper Susquehanna basin produced and shipped millions of tons of coal annually to the nation’s homes and factories.
Susquehanna River Watch, a citizens’ group, plans a trail along the Susquehanna that will link the trails of the Wyoming and Lackawanna valleys.
www.epa.gov /rivers/plan/susquehanna.html   (10153 words)

 The Susquehanna River Basin Hydrologic Observing System:(SRBHOS)
The Lackawanna is the largest tributary to the North Branch of the Susquehanna River in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
River birch, red maple, willow, elm, alder and sycamore are found along many reaches of stream where mining and urban development impacts have lessened.
The river otter, a species of special concern in Pennsylvania, is also on the return in both the upper and lower valley.
www.srbhos.psu.edu /srb_testbeds/lackawannaRiver.asp   (4721 words)

 Susquehanna River
In the mid-Atlantic states, it's called the "Mighty Susquehanna." It's the largest river lying entirely within the United States that drains into the Atlantic Ocean and the 16th largest river in the United States.
During your travels you learn about the river and start to make some mental notes as you observe the native Brook Trout in the streams and see that over half of the river's watershed is covered in forests.
When your boat reaches the mouth of the river, approximately 20 days after you started your journey, the Susquehanna is pushing 18 million gallons of freshwater a minute into the Chesapeake Bay.
www.greenworks.tv /radio/earthtones/susquehanna.htm   (620 words)

 Pennsylvania State Parks - Susquehanna - PA DCNR
A boat launch provides access to the West Branch Susquehanna River and the 652-acre Hepburn Street Dam that is deep enough for water-skiing.
The West Branch Susquehanna River was a travel route for settlers to the interior of Pennsylvania.
Susquehanna State Park was created through the joint efforts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Williamsport.
www.dcnr.state.pa.us /stateparks/parks/susquehanna.aspx   (596 words)

 Susquehanna River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Susquehanna River, originally Sasquesahanough as per the 1612 John Smith map, is a river in the northeastern United States.
The river drains a large watershed within the Allegheny Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains, cutting through water gaps in the lateral mountain ridges in a broad zigzag course to flow across the rural heartland of southeastern Pennsylvania and northeastern Maryland, emptying in the north end of the Chesapeake Bay, the ria of the Susquehanna.
In the 18th century, William Penn, the founder of the Pennsylvania Colony, negotiated with the Lenape to allow white settlement in the colony between the Delaware River and the Susquehanna.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Susquehanna_River   (1461 words)

 Susquehanna River
Near Binghamton, NY, the Susquehanna is a medium to large-sized river that flows across a sand, mud and stone bottom.
Throughout a 20-mile stretch between Binghamton and Owego, the river is pocked with riffles, rapids and runs connected by long, relatively shallow pools.
Yet, while the white fly hatch is notable, the river supports an extraordinary array of insect life, and the flyfisher will have targets aplenty throughout the summer season.
www.fishadrian.com /susquehanna_river.htm   (490 words)

 Pennsylvania River Basin Information Sheet
The Ohio River Basin Commission, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and the Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education--all focused on increasing coordination on issues related to the health and stability of the basin.
These two rivers share an historic tie (the Arakawa was the source of the cherry trees which grace the Potomac basin in Washington, DC) and each is the river that flows through the respective national capital cities.
The Gunpowder is not part of the Susquehanna basin since it reaches the bay south of Havre de Grace and is therefore a small portion of the state outside of the five major basins.
www.dep.state.pa.us /river/basininfo.htm   (3873 words)

 Lower West Branch Susquehanna River Conservation Plan
Research conducted on the river and the public opinion are combined into a document that provides background information, suggestions to restore, maintain, or enhance the river, and a schedule to show the order various projects should take.
The river valley's health will be demonstrated by communities that are aware of and respect their heritage, are linked to each other by a continuous greenway, have protected their viewsheds, and have reduced the flood hazards in their community.
The Lower West Branch Susquehanna River study corridor begins at the confluence of the West Branch Susquehanna with the main stem Susquehanna in Northumberland, Northumberland County and extends upriver to Lick Run in Farrandsville, Clinton County.
www.npcweb.org /rcp.html   (845 words)

 Mid-Atlantic River Basins
In a river basin that has flood losses averaging $150 million annually, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission estimated that over $950 million was saved as the result of federal flood mitigation projects.
Agreeing with the River Basin Commissions, the Delaware River Keeper, Maya von Rossum, state that one of the most effective ways to mitigate flood damages is to offer home and business owners in flood-prone communities voluntary federal buyouts to relocate their residences and businesses.
The River Keeper indicated that long-term mitigation strategies should incorporate riparian buffers, flood plain restoration, and structure removal from flood-prone areas, which are the least costly option for maintenance and because they leverage the natural sponge-like water retention ability of the landscape.
www.nemw.org /riverbasin.htm   (2053 words)

 River Systems of the World
River water is diverted for agricultural irrigation, industry, hygiene, and related uses.
Where possible, diverted water may be returned to the river clean and near the point of diversion; specifically, some municipal water supplies treat their sewage and return fairly clean water to the river.
Most rivers are not so lucky: either the water comes back contaminated with pollutants, or not at all.
www.rev.net /~aloe/river   (465 words)

 Endless Mountains Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Yes, the Susquehanna River is one of the region's prize possessions - not only for its natural beauty, but as an abundant resource for recreational activities.
Only eight miles flow through Susquehanna County.) This, however, is but a fraction of the monstrous river that travels 444 miles from its start near Cooperstown, New York, to its final destination of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
The Susquehanna River is swimming with all kinds of gilled critters including bass, muskellunge, panfish and walleye.
www.endlessmountains.org /river.cfm   (863 words)

 Fly fishing for smallmouth in PA's Susquehanna, by Ed Jaworowski
The Susquehanna River, which flows from central New York through Pennsylvania to northeastern Maryland before emptying into the Chesapeake Bay, is today one of the best smallmouth bass fisheries east of the Mississippi.
Its smallmouth bass, introduced into the river from the Ohio River in the 1800s, have adapted well to the watershed, and today the big river--nearly a mile wide in some places--is a popular destination for fly fishers who have discovered the joys of catching feisty smallmouth.
While most rivers and highways in central Pennsylvania follow the southwest to northeast orientation of the mountains, the Susquehanna curiously bisects the ridges, because it predates the old Appalachians and has maintained its course as the mountains formed.
flyfisherman.com /northeast/ejsusquehanna   (756 words)

Assunepachla, on the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River was the only established Indian village within the bounds of present-day Blair County and there is not sufficient evidence to prove that it was anything more than a trading rendezvous site.
The rivers that cut gaps through those mountain ranges, including the branches of the Juniata and the Susquehanna Rivers created east to west avenues.
The Susquehanna River and its many branches and tributaries and the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers travel primarily in east west directions.
www.motherbedford.com /Indian5.htm   (3756 words)

 Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River Winter Geese
A quarter-size replica of the Statue of Liberty is stationed on a pedestal in the middle of the river.
On the east side of the river, in Dauphin County, a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission access is at Fort Hunter, north of the Rockville bridge.
While a portion of the lower Susquehanna River at Harrisburg may be closed in the late season, no such closures have taken place on the nearby Juniata River.
www.pagameandfish.com /hunting/ducks-geese-hunting/pa_aa124302a   (2485 words)

 Susquehanna River National Wildlife Refuge
Susquehanna National Wildlife Refuge is a small island less than 1.5 acres in size located at the mouth of the Susquehanna River in Harford County, Maryland.
At the time of its establishment, the water areas known as the Susquehanna flats were covered with wild celery, pond weeds, redhead grass and other desirable waterfowl foods.
Susquehanna River NWR is closed to the public.
www.fws.gov /refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=51532   (268 words)

 Susquehanna River Bridge
The new Susquehanna River Bridge will be built parallel to and just 50 feet north of the existing four-lane, 50-year-old bridge.
The Susquehanna River Bridge is expected to take approximately three years to construct as a segmental project, as opposed to more traditional methods that would likely require additional time for construction.
Another interesting feature of the Susquehanna River Bridge will be the ability to easily and safely inspect the underside of the bridge deck by walking through the enclosed box configuration.
www.paturnpike.com /tools/newsletters/summer00/page05.htm   (1347 words)

 Using GIS to Aid in Modeling the Susquehanna River Basin
The Susquehanna River Basin, spanning roughly half the land area of Pennsylvania and portions of New York and Maryland, remains an important water resources for the Northeastern United States.
The first is the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC), which is a governing agency established under a 100-year compact in 1970 between the federal government and the states that comprise the basin, Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland.
To begin, the network consisting of the Susquehanna River and the West Branch Susquehanna River was extended in ArcView 3.2 to include all streams and rivers containing a USGS gaging station.
www.crwr.utexas.edu /gis/gishydro01/Class/trmproj/wedo/termproject.html   (3304 words)

 Susquehanna River Basin Map Gallery
The six Susquehanna River Basin Subbasins, major population centers and rivers are shown and labeled.
This map identifies the watershed and lake associations in the Susquehanna River Basin.
The six Susquehanna River Basin Subbasins, counties within the basin and rivers are shown and labeled.
www.srbc.net /gis/map_gallery.html   (803 words)

 The Susquehanna River and Northern Bay - Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
But the river gathers force as it moves through New York and Pennsylvania amid landscapes constantly shifting from mountainous to rural to industrial.
When the Susquehanna flows into the Chesapeake at Havre de Grace, it does so at an average rate of 19 million gallons a minute, supplying about half of the fresh water in the Bay.
Following the river through its picturesque valley, one can explore the rich cultural and natural heritage of the region.
www.baygateways.net /region_susquehanna.cfm   (239 words)

 West Branch Susquehanna River
MISSING PAGES A history of the Susquehanna River is found at the beginning of the information.
A history of the area details the Indian tribes that lived here and the origination of many of the cities and towns on or near the river and how these areas were selected and cleared for farming.
Water resources of the river, namely surface water and various characteristics of the river are covered.
www.lhup.edu /wbi/wbsr.html   (868 words)

 Susquehanna River Kayak Odyssey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Paddle down the North Branch and main part of the Susquehanna River as it meanders through three states and finally flows peacefully into the famous Chesapeake Bay.
But ever since the many dams were installed in the early and mid part of this century, no one has navigated the entire river from upstate New York to the Chesapeake.
Remember also that the Susquehanna is a large river, and although she might look benevolent, she can kill.
www.kgwebdesign.com /susquehanna   (350 words)

 Story of Susquehanna's Creation
Not an opening could be detected from the summit of the hills to the river's bank.
So dense was the foliage that the creek itself was hidden from view, as well as the rocks along the banks of the river.
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 Visit Oneonta - Susquehanna River
The Susquehanna river is one of the main landmarks of Oneonta.
With an average daily rush of 22 billion gallons of water, the Susquehanna is the largest contributor of freshwater to the Bay.
In addition, The Susquehanna Greenway provides riverside hiking and wildlife observation.
www.oneonta.edu /visitoneonta/susquehanna2.asp   (121 words)

 Susquehanna Greenway
The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership would like to welcome Gary Bloss as the Partnership’s first Executive Director.
The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Strategic Action Plan Technical Report is now available as a PDF.
A high resolution copy of this report in PDF format (34.1 MB) is available from the Susquehanna Greenway.
www.susquehannagreenway.org /greenway/site/default.asp   (174 words)

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