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  Susquehanna State Park, a Maryland State Park near Aberdeen, Abingdon, Baltimore, Bel Air, Dundalk Sparrows
The West Branch Susquehanna River was a travel route for settlers to the interior of Pennsylvania.
In 1833, the West Branch Division of the Pennsylvania Canal opened from Northumberland to Lock Haven, passing through the current state park.
Susquehanna State Park was created through the joint efforts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Williamsport.
www.stateparks.com /susquehanna_cecil.html   (520 words)

  
  West Branch Susquehanna River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the foreground is the west branch of the Susquehanna River.
The West Branch Susquehanna River is one of the two principal branches, along the with North Branch, of the Susquehanna River in the northeastern United States.
The North Branch, which rises in upstate New York, is sometimes regarded as an extension of the main branch, with the shorter West Branch being its principal tributary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/West_Branch_Susquehanna_River   (460 words)

  
 Juvenile American shad in the Susquehanna River, 2004
Sampling for juvenile American shad was conducted at locations in the Susquehanna River Basin during the summer and fall in an effort to document in-stream movement, out-migration, abundance, growth, and stock composition/mark analysis.
Spring river conditions for the Susquehanna River basin during 2004 could be characterized by relatively high and variable flows in May and June (Figures 1 and 3).
Comparison of relative abundance of juvenile alosids in the Susquehanna River from year to year is difficult due to the opportunistic nature of sampling and wide variation in river conditions, which may influence catches.
sites.state.pa.us /PA_Exec/Fish_Boat/shad01/reports/2004/juveniles.htm   (1822 words)

  
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The river trail is being developed as a cooperative venture of the Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Initiative of the National Park Service.
There are 64,000 square miles in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and the West Branch of the Susquehanna is the single largest stream in the watershed.
The intent of the river trail is to commemorate the 19th-century history of the Susquehanna when it was a "superhighway" famous for its log drives, especially between 1830 and 1880.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=3643085&BRD=1078&PAG=461&dept_id=226894&rfi=8   (936 words)

  
 Description of the Geology of Union County Pennsylvania
This county extends 20 miles along the West Bank of the West Branch Susquehanna River, and tapers to 4 miles on the Mifflin County line.
In Chapel Hollow, 4 miles west of the river, bed rapidly varies 4" to 18", dip 45º, breast 80 yards, gangway 800 yards, upper beds thin.
Two miles further west; ravine; lower levels hard ore, upper levels soft; three beds close enough to be worked together; in all 10" to 12" ore. West of the ravine the two upper beds each 6" to 10" are worked together; the other is 4".
www.libraries.psu.edu /emsl/guides/X/union.htm   (610 words)

  
 West Branch Susquehanna River
The West Branch of the Susquehanna River, with its numerous tributaries, drains the counties of Sullivan, Clinton, Tioga, Potter, Cameron, Elk, Clearfield, and Centre, as well as Lycoming, and shares a large water-shed tract with the Clarion and Allegheny rivers.
The graphic structure of the cleft, with its picturesque and almost perpendicular escarpment of rock, on both sides of the river, is a puzzle to, the geologist.
Geologically speaking, the Susquehanna River is not near as old as the rock formation over which it flows.
www.livingplaces.com /PA/Muncy_Valley/West_Branch_River.html   (355 words)

  
 Endless Mountains Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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.
West Falls, Whites Ferry (undeveloped) and Tunkhannock are the towns with access launches in Wyoming County.
The Susquehanna River is swimming with all kinds of gilled critters including bass, muskellunge, panfish and walleye.
www.endlessmountains.org /river.cfm   (863 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)

  
 West Branch of the Susquehanna River Map - Pennsylvania's Greatest Canoe Camping Experience - Paddle from Shawville to ...
The West Branch of the Susquehanna is not a pristine river, but as Pennsylvania rivers go, the West Branch is an excellent canoe camping river winding through the beautiful mountains of Pennsylvania.
Because of the beautiful scenery and the plentiful campsites along this section of the West Branch, it is the most favorable section of the West Branch for canoe camping trips.
This Shawville to Keating section of the West Branch of the Susquehanna is approximately 53 miles.
www.moshannonfalls.com /westbranch_susquehanna_section3.php   (995 words)

  
 Susquehanna River Water Trail -- West Branch - Home Page
Welcome to the Susquehanna River Water Trail - West Branch, a 228-mile long paddling journey starting at Cherry Tree in Indiana County and ending at Shikellamy State Park in Northumberland/Sunbury at the confluence with the North Branch Susquehanna.
While following the West Branch Water Trail, you can see the remnants of past logging - the small streams that once powered family saw mills, the "rafting points" used by river pilots to navigate the dangerous waters, and ribbons of long abandoned logging railroads.
The Susquehanna River Water Trail -- West Branch is proud to be part of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
www.nps.gov /phso/rtca/wbrwt/watertrail.htm   (390 words)

  
 Grant to be used in river cleanup project
This portion of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Clearfield County could be improved through efforts taking place in Cambria County.
HARRISBURG - The Susquehanna River Basin Commission Wednesday announced it would use a $6.1 million grant provided by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Gov. Ed Rendell to improve water quality in 25 miles of the polluted West Branch Susquehanna River and support Pennsylvania's farmers.
The increased clean water flow into the West Branch is earmarked to replace the amount used by farmers during times of low flow (SRBC regulations require consumptive water users to compensate for their use).
www.gantdaily.com /news/43/ARTICLE/1003/2006-07-20.html   (908 words)

  
 West Branch Susquehanna River
***Susquehanna Waterway the West Branch in Lycoming County.
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)

  
 Pennsylvania - West Branch Wilderness
The West Branch Connector Trail is now being constructed for public foot travel through the property as part of the Donut Hole and Pennsylvania Trail System.
The West Branch Wilderness also features a 75 year-old craftsman-style stone cabin, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, nestled in the middle of an 80 year-old spruce grove.
The Nature Conservancy purchased the 3,034-acre West Branch tract from American Wilderness Resources connecting two existing 7500-acre state-owned holdings in the Sproul State Forest and Bucktail Natural Area, connecting a total of 18,000 acres.
nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/pennsylvania/preserves/art821.html   (721 words)

  
 The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania - West Branch Wilderness
The West Branch Connector Trail is now being constructed for public foot travel through the property as part of the Donut Hole and Pennsylvania Trail System.
The West Branch Wilderness also features a 75 year-old craftsman-style stone cabin, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, nestled in the middle of an 80 year-old spruce grove.
The Nature Conservancy purchased the 3,034-acre West Branch tract from American Wilderness Resources connecting two existing 7500-acre state-owned holdings in the Sproul State Forest and Bucktail Natural Area, connecting a total of 18,000 acres.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/pennsylvania/preserves/art821.html   (729 words)

  
 $4.4 Million Mine Reclamation Project Cleans Headwaters of Susquehanna's West Branch
The 18-acre Barnes-Watkins waste coal pile sits in the headwaters of the West Branch in West Carol Township, Cambria County, where an estimated 1.3 million tons of high-sulfur coal has been a decades-long source of acid mine drainage, killing aquatic life in the river.
The state is using scarce state and federal abandoned mine funds, coupled with grants from Rendell’s Growing Greener II initiative, to gradually restore the health of the West Branch.
In 2003, Rendell launched the West Branch Susquehanna River Watershed Initiative to protect a portion of Pennsylvania that is renowned for its spectacular scenery and wildlife.
www.gantdaily.com /news/43/ARTICLE/2504/2006-10-11.html   (664 words)

  
 Daily Update: West Branch Susquehanna Task Force Announces Coalition
The WBSRC is comprised of members of watershed associations within the West Branch Susquehanna drainage boundaries who have come together with a vision to restore water quality, as well as protect and preserve this immense natural resource for future generations to enjoy.
During colonial times, the West Branch Susquehanna River was an important water route to the Ohio River valley.
The goal of the WBSRC is for individual watershed groups to come together to share ideas and educate the public about local cleanup projects in their area.
www.depweb.state.pa.us /news/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=503989   (278 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)

  
 Wildernet - Susquehanna State Park
Attractions - This park emerged from a cooperative flood control project on the shores of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.
The Susquehanna State Park area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging around 24 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 to -2 degrees Celsius).
Location - Susquehanna State Park is located in the southeastern edge of Williamsport along US 220 and the West Branch Susquehanna River.
www.wildernet.com /pages/area.cfm?areaid=PASPSA&cu_id=1   (266 words)

  
 LearnThis.Info Encyclopedia articles beginning with 'We'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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 U. of Akron, Geology, Sasowsky, leslyabs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Early Pleistocene ice dammed the northeast flowing West Branch Susquehanna River at Williamsport, forming Glacial Lake Lesley, a 100-km-long proglacial lake.
Reversed remanent polarity in finely-laminated lacustrine clay and silt at McElhattan (I=20.4 degrees, D=146.7 degrees, a95=17.7 degrees) and in interbedded silt and sand at Linden (I=55.3 degrees, D=175.2 degrees, a95=74.6 degrees) probably corresponds to the latter part of the Matuyama Reversed Polarity Chron, indicating an age between ~770 and ~970 ka.
Age of Qt1 be is estimated as at least Middle Middle Pleistocene to Early Pleistocene by correlation of soil physical properties on Qt1 be to soil chronosequences developed for Susquehanna River alluvial terraces, further downstream.
www.uakron.edu /geology/facpages/ids/leslyabs.html   (418 words)

  
 PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-899
ALLEGHENY River (From Clarion River to Kiskiminetas River)
ALLEGHENY River (From Kiskiminetas River to Confluence with Ohio River)
WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA River (From Cambria County to Confluence with Susquehanna River)
www.pabulletin.com /secure/data/vol26/26-22/899.html   (789 words)

  
 Susquehanna River Water Trail - West Branch - General Site Info - Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
The West Branch forms the lifeblood linking what is now known as the Lumber Heritage region.
Today, the West Branch flows through a northern hardwood forest of oak, cherry, maple and remnants of the great white pine and hemlock forests of early settlers' times.
Boaters on the West Branch Water Trail can now learn about the region's heritage and its connections to the rivers and the Chesapeake Bay beyond through a new water trail map and guide.
www.baygateways.net /general.cfm?id=21   (281 words)

  
 West Branch Susquehanna River - Trout Unlimited
The West Branch Susquehanna River basin contains some of the most scenic forestland in Pennsylvania and is dominated by public state forest and game lands, with a few small urban centers scattered throughout.
Nearly eight-hundred miles of streams within the West Branch have been rendered essentially lifeless due to toxic concentrations of metals and acidity from the AMD.
The potential for fishery restoration on all AMD impacted streams throughout the West Branch is phenomenal due to the fact that each stream has been assessed as a potential trout-stocking, high quality coldwater fishery, or exceptional value stream and the headwaters of most streams above the AMD are classified as Class A wild trout fisheries.
www.tu.org /site/pp.asp?c=7dJEKTNuFmG&b=869571   (343 words)

  
 PA Environment Digest - PA Environment Digest
The purpose of the West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium is to promote the West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Initiative, which is aimed at the cleanup of abandoned mine drainage throughout the West Branch Susquehanna watershed.
The first-ever West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium was held in May 2005 and the second one was in May 2006.
For more information on the West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Initiative or the Symposium, contact Amy Wolfe by sending email to: awolfe@tu.org or Rebecca Dunlap at rdunlap@tu.org of Trout Unlimited or call them at 570-726-3118.
www.paenvironmentdigest.com /newsletter/default.asp?NewsletterArticleID=6193&SubjectID=   (372 words)

  
 susquehanna river pollution | Information On Recycling
In 2003, the Susquehanna River contributed 44% of
Susquehanna River (Susquehanna County), Entire section in PA from the NY line above West Branch Susquehanna River (Union and Northumberland Counties),
The Susquehanna River received the top ranking based on hundreds of combined The river's pollution is a direct threat to the Chesapeake Bay and looming
www.aolcds.co.uk /susquehanna_river_pollution.html   (304 words)

  
 Prison History
It is located in one of the most scenic parts of Pennsylvania, where the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Creek unite.
Its name comes from the fact that a "lock" of a new West Branch Canal system located there and the town offered "haven" for river traffic.
The wealth in Lock Haven during the prospering lumber years led to the construction of the present Clinton County Court House in 1867.
www.clintoncountypa.com /prison_history.htm   (424 words)

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