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Overview

The Commission initiated the Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network (Network) in January 2010. The Network continuously measures and reports water quality conditions of smaller rivers and streams located throughout the Basin. The data help the Commission track existing water quality conditions and any changes on an ongoing, real-time basis.

The Network initially monitored streams in areas where natural gas development is active or could potentially become active. Recently, the Network has expanded to cover PA and NY to monitor general water quality conditions.

The Network provides constant data collection with instruments sensitive enough to detect subtle changes in water quality on a frequency that will allow background conditions and any changes to them to be documented throughout the year. The following five water quality parameters are being measured at each station:

Susquehanna River Basin Commission
4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
phone (717) 238-0423 fax (717) 238-2436
email srbc@srbc.net

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Data platform (above); data sonde and protective casing (below)

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***During the winter season, data transmission schedules to the web site may be reduced for select stations to conserve power, since the stations are powered by solar panels which can be affected by snow/ice conditions and shorter daylight hours. In addition, water quality observations may be affected at times by ice buildup and/or blockages.