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2008-10-28 06:00:24

By Paul Davidson HOLTWOOD, Pa. -- The Holtwood Hydroelectric Dam on the Susquehanna River here hasn't changed much since it cranked up in 1910. Outside, gulls perch on the crest of the dam wall above a picturesque waterfall as a lone boater skims across a serene lake. Inside the long, narrow powerhouse lined with neoclassic arches and peeling green-and-white walls, 10 hulking, steel-encased generators emit a shrill hum. From below comes a steady, subway-train-like rumble -- the...

2008-09-29 18:00:00

By PJ Reilly According to Stephen Bailey's extensive records, there has never been a death in Marietta caused by a flood. And he wants to keep it that way. But Bailey, who serves as the borough's emergency services coordinator and unofficial flood historian, wondered Sunday how effective flood warnings will be for Marietta in the future if the U.S. Geological Survey is forced to shut down gauges that monitor the Susquehanna River's flow in Pennsylvania. "If they shut that down, we're...

2008-09-12 18:00:16

By E.B. FURGURSON III Staff Writer The South River Federation's new riverkeeper is a Selby on the Bay resident and water-quality specialist who's familiar with the threats to the bay. While she's new to the area, Diana Muller has years of environmental experience, including water-quality monitoring for the past 11 years throughout the Chesapeake region - from the upper Susquehanna to the mouth of the bay. "Diana brings a strong scientific background, as well as a long record of...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By Coulter Jones, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 5--HANOVER TWP. -- A new filtration system will soon help in cleaning an acid mine drainage area in this township, as a $178,000 federal grant was announced for the project Monday. Earth Conservancy was awarded a $178,524 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to help clean iron out of drainage water in the Espy Run brownfield site, which is part of the Nanticoke Creek Watershed. U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski,...

2008-08-05 09:00:38

By Bill O'Boyle, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 5--HANOVER TWP. -- U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski on Monday announced receipt of a $178,524 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to install an "oxygenator" -- an aerobic wetlands treatment system that will reduce iron concentrations in the watershed caused by past coal mining practices. Kanjorski said the grant was obtained from EPA through the agency's Brownfields Program for the cleanup of acid mine drainage in the...

2008-08-04 06:00:22

County radio dispatchers reported a water rescue late Saturday night. According to dispatchers, a call was received from York County stating that a man with a flashlight was yelling for help from a small island in the Susquehanna River north of the Route 30 bridge. Dispatchers also reported a person in the water. No further details were available at presstime. (c) 2008 Intelligencer Journal. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-23 06:00:00

By Ad Crable Only a few years ago, it all seemed so promising. American shad, once a prized spring staple of locals' diet and an economic linchpin up and down the Susquehanna, at last seemed headed for a comeback amid a multi-state and federal restoration plan. Visions of again catching the silvery, forked-tail fish, perhaps frying its tasty roe in butter, danced in anglers' heads. Fish lifts or ladders - costing utilities tens of millions of dollars - were in place on all the...

2008-07-22 12:00:41

By Tom Grace, The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Jul. 22--A beaver dam on a stream that feeds Otsego Lake is slated to be replaced this summer before it breaks again. Situated on a small brook on the lake's western shore, the dam has burst several times over the years, according to Matt Albright, assistant to the director of SUCO's Biological Field Station on the lake. "Every year or so, it washes out, and then a lot of what's behind it washes into the lake," he said. The periodic break...

2008-07-21 12:00:44

By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 19--Deer Creek will be increasingly stressed by population growth in the next two decades, much of it caused by expansion at Aberdeen Proving Ground because of BRAC, according to a new regional study. The communities that rely on Deer Creek should develop additional water sources, the study by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission said. The Deer Creek watershed, a 171-square-mile area that begins in York County, Pa., and continues through...

2008-07-03 18:00:17

By Angie Mason, York Daily Record, Pa. Jul. 3--A group of Mechanicsburg friends dropped inner tubes into the Yellow Breeches Creek around Messiah College in Cumberland County on Wednesday morning to beat the heat. They don't go tubing often, but one of them, Jared Adams, got the urge and persuaded the rest to join him. "It's just really hot today," said Kelsey Evans, 18. The group set out from a point north of where an Oklahoma man drowned Tuesday while tubing. Leon Clymer, 70,...


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'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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