Latest Susquehanna River Stories

2009-04-22 08:30:00

Aerial Spraying Begins in 33 Counties HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is launching its annual black fly spraying program to control populations of the insects that pose a nuisance to outdoor recreation, Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger said today. "Controlling black flies helps to ensure that our citizens and visitors can enjoy warm weather outdoor activities without suffering painful bites," Hanger said.

2009-04-09 11:51:00

Federal tax incentives in stimulus package could make proposal to increase clean, renewable energy generation economically feasible ALLENTOWN, Pa., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL announced Thursday (4/9) that it will file a new application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a project that would add 125 megawatts of clean, renewable electric generating capacity at the Holtwood hydroelectric plant on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, Pa. "PPL has reconsidered this...

2009-04-07 09:00:00

Plans to Build Three Fish Passages, Remove 10 Tributary Dams Could Create Nearly 270 Jobs HARRISBURG, Pa., April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the effort to aggressively pursue stimulus funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Governor Edward G.

2009-03-23 09:00:00

COLUMBIA BOROUGH, Pa., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today said the state will invest $500,000 to help develop Riverfront Park in Columbia Borough, Lancaster County. The funds will help improve access to the Susquehanna River for outdoor recreation by the construction of a boat launch, canoe and kayak access, walkways, rain gardens to help absorb run off into the river, and other site improvements. "For...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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