Susquehanna River Symposium
Wasn't That A Mighty Storm! Flooding in the Susquehanna Watershed
7th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium: Oct. 12 and 13, 2012.
This symposium was sponsored by the Susquehanna River Initiative of the Bucknell University Environmental Center (BUEC) and the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies, a group of faculty and students from local universities whose research focuses on the Susquehanna River.
This year's event focused on flooding in the Susquehanna watershed. Last year Tropical Storm Lee dumped almost 18 inches of rain over a narrow band through the central and northern parts of the Susquehann watershed, wreaking devastating impacts to homes, bridges, roads, and aquatic habitat in Loyalsock, Muncy, Swatara, and Fishing Creek watersheds.
Of the 1,400 communities in the river basin, 1,160 have residents who live in flood-prone areas. For these residents, flood warning and flood management and protection are of utmost concern.
The 7th Annual Symposium brought together scientists, engineers, planners, and community leaders to discuss flooding in the Susquehanna watershed and its impacts on human and aquatic life, infrastructure, tributary stream channels, and the Chesapeake Bay.