A good friend and legendary outdoorsman from Bradford County alerted me to the very tangible impact of the withdrawal of millions of gallons ( & growing ) of water per day from the upper Susquehanna and its tributaries.
From his e-mail:
Towanda Creek named most Endangered Creek in Bradford Country , check out USGS site. Water color light gray and even after half inch of rain, the creek will fall back to its lows. Small fish and other little water life is being suck in by large pumps. River very low for this time of the year. Wells in area at a very low level for this time of year. Mt. ManTens of millions of gallons are being withdrawn from this river every day...and drilling has only just started to ramp up. When another 500 or 1,000 wells are ready to get frackin', what will our river look like then?
Does anyone truly believe these folks sitting on their duffs in Harrisburg know what they're doing? The SRBC's rubber stamp approach to approving water withdrawals for drilling needs to be stopped...NOW.