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Susquehanna River Impairment
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The Susquehanna River is sick and needs help. This is a water quality issue. If the river is officially listed as “impaired” by the state Department of Environmental Protection, then a pollution diet can be put in place. An impairment listing would not change fishing regulations. Anglers would still be permitted to fish the river.
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RECENT EVENTS / DOCUMENTS
7/28/14—PFBC (Arway) letter to EPA (Garvin)
June 4-5, 2013—Choose Clean Water Conference—John Arway presentation
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Forum – May 2013
May 2013—The Susquehanna River—A Fishery in Decline—Arway, Smith, Fisheries newsletter
May 2013—Angling for Healthier Rivers—Chesapeake Bay Foundation
April 2013—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Smallmouth Bass Report
Susquehanna Summit – March 2013
2/19/13—USFWS (Weber) letter to EPA (Garvin)
12/11/12—Factors affecting smallmouth bass populations in the Susquehanna River (Susquehanna River Clean-up Campaign)—John Arway
12/11/12—Update on proposed PFBC and cooperator projects for 2013 regarding smallmouth bass disease—Geoff Smith
12/11/12—Water-Quality Monitoring in Response to Young-of-Year Smallmouth Bass Mortality 2008-2010—Jeff Chaplin, USGS
September 2012—The Last Bass—Straight Talk by John Arway, PA Angler & Boater magazine
9/7/12—Factors affecting smallmouth bass populations in the Susquehanna River (Chesapeake Bay Commission)—John Arway
6/6/12—DEP Sec. Krancer response to 5/16/12 letter from retired DEP employees
5/21/12—PFBC response letter to DEP regarding draft 303(d) list
5/16/12—Letter from retired DEP employees to DEP supporting PFBC position
4/25/12—PFBC letter to Shawn Garvin, Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA
4/16/12—DEP Sec. Krancer response to 4/4/12 letter from Executive Director Arway
4/4/12—Executive Director Arway letter to DEP Sec. Krancer
4/12/10—Executive Director Arway letter and Board of Commissioners resolution to Shawn Garvin, Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA
Video of Senate Game & Fisheries Committee Hearing
PFBC Comments on Draft 2012 Pennsylvania Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report
[Supporting Data (MS Excel)]
Lycoming College Presentations – May 2012
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Susquehanna River Health – A Legislative Briefing by John Arway — April 2011
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