U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. 1997. Section 905(b) (WRDA 86) Analysis Lower West Branch, Susquehanna River CENAB-PL-P. 52 p. [WBI-82].
The project area extends 70 miles from the city of Lock Haven to Sunbury. The study was meant to determine the level of Federal interest if any in flood control, flood plain management, dam construction to alleviate flooding, streambank restoration and other related topic areas within the study area. Existing watershed conditions are covered as an introduction to existing problems that might benefit from Federal interest. Buffalo Creek Watershed and Lycoming Creek Watershed are highlighted in the report. Attachment M deals exclusively with the feasibility of building a dry dam in the Lycoming Creek Watershed. Potential projects are listed within the document. A map breaks the area down by congressional districts while other maps give topographical details of the area as well as street details. Data tables listing the problems by county are included as attachments.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. 1997. Section 905(b) (WRDA 86) Analysis Tioga River Basin Environmental Restoration Reconnaissance Study. CENAB-PL-P. 11 p. [WBI-83].
The project area is located is located within a portion of New York state and North Central PA and involves the drainage area of the Tioga River above the juncture with Cowanesque River. Existing conditions, such as flooding problems, within the area caused by glacial till are discussed as is acid mine drainage (AMD). Listings of pH values for various streams that make up the watershed are included. The Tioga River above the Hammond-Tioga Lakes is considered degraded with a low functioning ecosystem and has Federal potential interest for improvement and further study. Future plans and evaluation of alternatives is discussed. Real estate values for various property types are mentioned, as fee title may be necessary to obtain properties to implement any developed plan. A preliminary financial analysis concerning a Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement is to be prepared.
***Susquehanna Waterway the West Branch in Lycoming County.
Published. 56 p. [WBI-84].
MISSING PAGES A history of the Susquehanna River is found at the beginning of the information. Other sections include flooding, farming, pollution and water supply, and recreation as concerns the river. Details from a 2-day long canoe trip down the river starting at the Tiadaghton Elm on Pine Creek down to Muncy mention boating conditions and scenery found on the shoreline.
Landscape Architecture Department, Pennsylvania State University. 1988. West Branch Susquehanna Scenic River Study, Lock Haven to Muncy. Published report. 110 p. [WBI-85].
A history of the area details the Indian tribes that lived here and the origination of many of the cities and towns on or near the river and how these areas were selected and cleared for farming. The abundance of trees with easy access to the river lead to the Lumber Industry, which is also detailed. A chronological landscape history from 1570-1919 is found in this section. Natural resources are explored with regards to regional landforms, soils, climate, vegetation and agriculture, and wildlife. Most of these are found in separate lists for each category. Water resources of the river, namely surface water and various characteristics of the river are covered. A cultural summary lists historical sites, various recreational areas. Land use characteristics conclude the report and focus on existing, land use, regional transportation, development and demography, economics and government. Population data is found in graphs and tables. Municipalities with/without zoning are also found on a data table.
Landscape Architecture Department, Pennsylvania State University. 1989. West Branch Susquehanna Scenic River Study, Muncy to Sunbury. Published report. 108 p. [WBI-86].
The report contains a detailed history of the area from prehistoric times of 20000 years ago to the present. A history of the cities and towns is included along with explicit information on historic sites. A chronological landscape history of this portion of the West Branch is included. Natural resources are explored with regards to regional landforms, soils, climate, vegetation and agriculture, and wildlife. A section on water resources contains morphology of the river, details on surface water, and visual character of the scenic quality of the river. Data from water quality test taken at various stations from 1973and 1986 are found in this section. Land use characteristics are covered and contain information on existing land use, transportation and utilities, growth potential and development hazards. A cultural summary of mans influence on the river and the region concludes the report.
Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy. 1999. River Conservation Plan, Key '93 grant application. Application. 21 p. [WBI-87].
Document contains a copy of the application filed by the Conservancy to the DCNR office of Bureau and Recreation and Conservation for a $206,200 River Conservation Grant concerning a river conservation plan that provides a corridor study of the waterways resources. The corridor encompasses an area extending from Lick Run in Clinton County toto the Borough of Northumberland in Northumberland County where the North and West Branches join. The goals of the project are included along with a list of municipalities located within the project area. A proposed budget and non-cash services plan is included breaking the cost down into categories along with an in-kin services sheet showing the employment position with the hourly rate and number of hours worked by that individual.
Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy.
Lower West Branch Susquehanna River Conservation Plan Executive Summary. 16
This plan focuses on Clinton, Lycoming,
Union, and Northumberland Counties. The document describes the conservation
plan and the area to be studied in all aspects including goals, resources,
history, land use, problems, and biological and cultural resources. An
overview of the plan includes priorities and time frames. This summary also
includes a list of contact information for various agencies.