I don't have time this morning to run a second tape to verify I added up the 71 approved withdrawals correctly, but the first tally came up at 289.6 MILLION gallons...the vast majority being approved for consumptive use by the natural gas industry.
Consumptive use means it won't be returned to the watershed. Or so they claim.
Read the details for yourself here.
What does 289.6 MILLION gallons of water look like?
Try over 438 Olympic size swimming pools filled with water.
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is playing an integral role in the slow but certain death of the Susquehanna River and it's impact on the Chesapeake Bay.
And many of our so-called river watchers are standing by and doing nothing.
Here's another article of interest from this morning's news.