EPA Supports DEP Findings, Will Not List Susquehanna River As Impaired Waterway
For years, both anglers and scientists have witnessed death and disease in the Susquehanna River’s smallmouth bass population.
The issue has gained national attention, yet two state agencies have clashed over how to handle the problem.
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission disagreed over whether a 100-mile stretch of river’s main stem should be officially labeled as “impaired.”
Today the federal Environmental Protection Agency weighed in, and agreed with the DEP. The river will not be designated as impaired.