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Chemical quality of surface water in the West Branch Susquehanna River basin, Pennsylvania

Edward F. McCarren

Chemical quality of surface water in the West Branch Susquehanna River basin, Pennsylvania

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water quality -- Susquehanna River Watershed.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 40.

    Statementby E.F. McCarren ; prepared in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters.
    SeriesContributions to the hydrology of the United States, Geological Survey water-supply paper -- 1779-C, U.S. Geological Survey water-supply paper -- 1779-C.
    ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.), Pennsylvania. Dept. of Forests and Waters.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 40 p. :
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22966189M

    Ground water in the 3,square-mile lower Susquehanna River basin occupies secondary openings in bedrock. The distribution of openings is a function of lithology, depth, and topography. Local flow systems account for most of the total ground-water flow. Average annual recharge for the lower basin is 1, million gallons per day, most of which discharges to streams. U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Data Pennsylvania Water Year Volume 2. Susquehanna and Potomac River Basins By R.R. Durlin and W.P. Sch. @article{osti_, title = {Water quality and pollution control study. Mine drainage-Chesapeake Bay, Potamac River Basin, Susquehanna River Basin, and Delaware River Basin}, author = {Not Available}, abstractNote = {The purpose of this report is to provide background information to be used in the development of a program to eliminate or reduce the effects of mine drainage pollution on the.


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Chemical quality of surface water in the West Branch Susquehanna River basin, Pennsylvania by Edward F. McCarren Download PDF EPUB FB2

The West Branch Susquehanna River is miles long and drains 6, square miles of mountainous area in central Pennsylvania. Much of this area is forestcovered wilderness, part of which is reserved as State game land.

Chemical quality of surface water in the West Branch Susquehanna River basin, Pennsylvania. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HYDROLOGY OF THE UNITED STATES CHEMICAL QUALITY OF SURFACE WATER IN THE WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN, PENNSYLVANIA By E. McCARREN. ABSTRACT. The West Branch Susquehanna River is miles long and drains 6, square miles of mountainous area in central : Edward F.

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Department of Forests and Waters.; Geological Survey (U.S.),]. SURFACE-WATER QUALITY IN THE WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN, PENNSYLVANIA: An Appraisal of Areal and Temporal Variability from to in Hydrologic Accounting Unit By Robert A.

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Truhlar, K.L. Wetzel. Surface-water quality in the West Branch Susquehanna River Basin, Pennsylvania: an appraisal of areal and temporal variability from to in hydrologic accounting unit Below Morrisville, the chemical quality of the Delaware River and its tributaries is influenced by the salty water from the Delaware Bay moved upstream by the tide.

The portion of the Delaware River and its tributaries nearest to the bay contain the greater concentra­ tions of sodium chloride by: 6. Chemical quality of surface water in the West Branch Susquehanna River Basin, Pennsylvania - Variations in the chemical character of the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Quality of water in the Susquehanna River drainage basin.

Susquehanna River Basin Commision Annual Report - the annual report highlights the Commission’s work on ensuring water availability, enhancing ecosystems, assessing stream health, communicating water quality, warning about floods, reaching out to the public, and restoring legacy mine lands in the Basin.

STATION WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT KARTHAUS, PA LOCATIONLat 41`07'03", long 78`06'33", Clearfield County, Hydrologic Uniton left bank ft upstream from bridge on State Highway at Karthaus, 1, ft upstream from Mosquito Creek, and mi downstream from Moshannon Creek.

and geology. Water samples collected at Harrisburg near the west bank of the Susquehanna River and those of western tributaries that drain limertone ter- ranes are similar in chemical quality. The water is alkaline and contains cal­ cium, magnesium, and bicarbonate-ion concentrations typical of water drained from by: 4.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORIES =NEW ADDITION =CHANGE * The harvest of live mussels and clams in Pennsylvania is prohibited. DELAWARE RIVER BASIN Water Body Area Under Advisory Species Meal Frequency Contaminant Belmont Lake (Wayne Co.) Entire lake Rock Bass 1 meal/month MercuryFile Size: KB.

WATER-QUALITY AND CHEMICAL LOADS OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, APRIL TO MARCH By David K. Fishel ABSTRACT Water samples were analyzed for 42 chemical constituents to determine the water quality of the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from April 1, to Ma Cited by: 6.

The Susquehanna River forms from two main branches: the "North Branch", which rises in Cooperstown, New York, and is regarded by federal mapmakers as the main branch or headwaters, and the West Branch, which rises in western Pennsylvania and joins the main branch near Northumberland in central : Chesapeake Bay.

The basin is one of the most flood prone areas in the United States. Major floods occur every 20 years. The average annual flood damage is $ million. The basin contains an operating ferry at Millersburg, Pennsylvania.

A portion of the river (North Branch) has been designated as a Heritage River. The communities in the lower West Branch Susquehanna River valley are linked to each other, the past and the future by their river.

The lands along the West Branch were vital hunting grounds and agricultural lands for Native Americans. During Pennsylvania’s great lumbering.

Chesapeake Bay: To manage the water resources of the Susquehanna River Basin to assist in restoring and maintaining the Chesapeake Bay so it meets or exceeds applicable water quality standards and supports healthy populations of living resources, including oysters, crabs, fish, waterfowl, shore birds.

The West Branch Susquehanna River is one of the two principal branches, along with the North Branch, of the Susquehanna River in the northeastern United States. The North Branch, which rises in upstate New York, is generally regarded as the extension of the main branch, [4] with the shorter West Branch being its principal tributary.⁃ location: Near Carrolltown, Cambria County.

Technical Report: Water quality of the upper west branch Susquehanna River and tributary streams between Curwensville and Renovo, Pennsylvania, May and July Water. USGS National Water Census Water Budget Data Resources for the Lower West Branch Susquehanna - HUC (Turn off compatibility view settings in IE if having problems viewing this site) EPA - Watershed Assessment, Tracking and Environmental Results (WATERS) for the Lower West Branch Susquehanna - HUC answer critical water policy questions, and determine how much of those water -quality data are currently available.

This report summarize s one case study: our investigation of water -quality data relating to shale gas development in the Susquehanna River Basin, and is a companion to a similar case study investigationFile Size: 7MB. Industrial utility of water in Pennsylvania: Chemical character of surface water, Prepared in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters, the Pennsylvania Post-War Planning Chemical quality of surface water in the West Branch Susquehanna River basin.

intensive water quality monitoring that was implemented beginning in and through provided data that fit the framework of the assessment methods. The assessment of the Juniata River and the Susquehanna River documented exceedances of water quality standards in each year ( – ).

These water quality conditions may have File Size: 1MB. Chemical Quality of Base Flow in 18 Selected Streams in the Upper Susquehanna River Basin, Location of 18 surface-water sampling sites and 4 production wells, and principal geographic features of G.

Locations of the 12 sites in the upper Susquehanna River Basin, N.Y., where water Author: Kari K. Hetcher, Todd S. Miller, Steven C. Komor. This is the most current Waterbody Inventory/Priority Waterbodies List (WI/PWL) water quality assessment information for the waters of the Susquehanna River Basin.

The assessments are based on data and information collected through the NYSDEC sampling season. Individual assessment Fact. Quehanna Wild Area (/ k w ə ˈ h æ n ə /) is a wildlife area within parts of Cameron, Clearfield and Elk counties in the U.S.

state of Pennsylvania; with a total area of 48, acres (75 sq mi; km 2), it covers parts of Elk and Moshannon State d in the s as a nuclear research center, Quehanna has a legacy of radioactive and toxic waste contamination, while also being Area: 48, acres ( km²).

Water-Quality Assessment of the Potomac River Basin: Water-Quality and Selected Spatial Data - Water-Quality and Water-Level Data for a Freshwater Tidal Wetland, West Branch Canal Creek, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland - Water quality, sediment quality, and stream-channel classification of Rock Creek, Washington, D.C.

The Susquehanna River drains directly into the Chesapeake Bay. It carries pollutants from Pennsylvania with it. The population in the Susquehanna basin increased by 19 percent --more than half a million people --between and Today, million people live along her shores. Changes in land use have accompanied this population growth.

Interactive Flood Inundation Map Available STATION WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT LEWISBURG, PA LOCATIONLat 40`58'03", long 76`52'36", Northumberland County, Hydrologic Unitat downstream side of left abutment of Market Street bridge on State Highway 45 at Lewisburg, mi downstream from Buffalo Creek, and mi upstream from mouth.

Buffalo Creek is a tributary of the West Branch Susquehanna River in Union County, Pennsylvania, in the United is approximately miles ( km) long and flows through Hartley Township, Lewis Township, West Buffalo Township, Mifflinburg, Buffalo Township, Kelly Township, and Lewisburg. Its watershed has an area of square miles ( km 2).⁃ elevation: between 2, and 2, feet ( and m).

On J a public hearing concerning the Susquehanna Basin River Commission (SBRC) was hosted by the House State Government Committee at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. The hearing was attended by 17 state representatives, several golf course superintendents and industry reps, as well as municipal water suppliers.

The Pennsylvania Water Science Center, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and in collaboration with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, met to ensure standard equipment cleaning and sampling procedures are used to collect PFAS for the Water-Quality Monitoring Network.

Susquehanna River pollution effects on smallmouth bass. Geoff Smith, a biologist with the commission, said “stressful” water conditions are leading to disease among young smallmouth bass – first recorded inin the West Branch Susquehanna and the Juniata River tributary.

medium water quality site for this study. The West Branch of the Lackawaxen River has a USGS gage and was monitored in as part of the DRBC pre-drilling conductivity monitoring. The study area does not contain a stream on the Pennsylvania Clean Water Act Section (b) impaired waters list.

However, the Lackawaxen RiverFile Size: KB. Susquehanna River smallmouth bass disease investigation from the West Branch Susquehanna River (), and Susquehanna River (‐) also provided more water quality values for the parameters of focus.

Development of long‐term data records will help to answer essential questions about this disease issue as well as the overall. Water samples were collected from 20 production wells and 13 private residential wells throughout the upper Susquehanna River Basin (upstream from the Pennsylvania border) during the fall of and the spring of and analyzed to describe the chemical quality of ground water in the upper basin.

The base-flow and runoff components of total streamflow at four selected sites in the upper Susquehanna River Basin in New York were calculated through hydrograph-separation techniques from long-term () discharge records.

Base flow was found to constitute more than 60 percent of the total annual flow of each stream. Base-flow samples were then collected at 18 stream sites several. Home Our Work What We Do.

What We Do. The Commission was established to lead the conservation, development, and administration of the Basin’s resources that would preserve and enhance its value as scenic and recreational asset for the people who live in the Basin.

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) was established by the Susquehanna River Basin Compact, signed into law on Decem Its mission, as defined in the Compact, is to enhance public welfare through comprehensive planning, water supply allocation, and management of the water resources of the Susquehanna River Basin.

watersheds (main-stem Susquehanna River, West Branch Susquehanna River, Wyalusing Creek, Tunkhannock Creek, and Pine Creek) constituted approximately two-thirds of the total surface water withdrawn by the industry during the report period.

Groundwater Withdrawn by the Industry Eight groundwater withdrawals were approved during the report period.STATION WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT WILLIAMSPORT, PA LOCATIONLat 41`14'10", long 76`59'49", Lycoming County, Hydrologic Uniton right bank ft upstream from Market Street bridge at South Williamsport, and ft upstream from Hagermans Run.West Branch Susquehanna River at Lewisburg, PA (USGS No) SRBC Map Library In addition to the map libraries available online and listed below, SRBC maintains an archive of historic inundation maps across the Susquehanna basin.