Susquehanna River Basin Commission Approves 26 Applications for Water Use

At a recent meeting of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission held in Scranton, PA, the group approved 26 applications to use water from the Susquehanna River watershed for drilling in the Marcellus Shale deposit. At the meeting, the Commission imposed new rules about posting signs at sites along rivers and creeks where water is drawn for use in drilling.

Among the permits approved by the commission, according to the Susquehanna Independent Weekend, is permission for ALTA Operating “to draw up to 3 million gallons per day from the Susquehanna River and 99,000 gallons per day from Snake Creek, both in Susquehanna County.”

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