Thursday, October 12, 2017

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Water Monitoring Again Finds No Impacts From Natural Gas Drilling

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission Thursday released its 2016 report monitoring water quality in the watershed for impacts from unconventional natural gas drilling and found none.
A water quality monitoring network with more than 50 stations was put into place in 2010, as the natural gas industry was rapidly growing in the Basin. Most of the activity was located near headwater streams where water quality observations and data were scarce.
To date, the Commission’s network of monitors has not detected discernible impacts on the Basin’s water resources, but continued vigilance is warranted.
“The Commission takes very seriously its role in monitoring water quality conditions in the Basin, in order to collect the necessary data to make informed decisions,” said Executive Director Andrew Dehoff, P.E. “This report provides more information as part of the Commission’s mission to sustainably manage the water resources of the Susquehanna River in a way that supports both ecological health and economic development.”
Click Here for the full report and past reports.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Susquehanna River Basin Commission website. Follow SRBC on Twitter.

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