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Map highlighting all the basins in Pennsylvania.

Streams in the Delaware River watershed face a variety of threats
Pa. water quality report should be a ‘call to arms,’ expert says

Neshaminy Creek at Playwicki Park

Editor’s note:  For Earth Day, Delaware Currents launches another one of its ambitious projects.  This story kicks off a 10-part series to help you understand the health of the nine basins in Pennsylvania that are part of the Delaware River’s watershed. The findings are drawn from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s 2022 Integrated Water…

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Lackawaxen at Rowland Bridge

Lackawaxen Basin earns top scores for water quality
Pristine conditions and lack of industry combine to keep it clean

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of stories exploring water quality in the nine basins in Pennsylvania that are part of the larger Delaware River watershed. How clean are your waterways, Pennsylvania? If the Lackawaxen basin in Pennsylvania were an Olympic competitor, it would easily win a gold medal.  Of the nine…
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Shehawken Creek in Wayne County, Pa.

Upper Delaware basin is cursed and blessed
Pristine streams are a plus but draw little notice from Pa. officials

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of stories exploring water quality in the nine basins in Pennsylvania that are part of the larger Delaware River watershed. How clean are your waterways, Pennsylvania? Compared with the eight other Delaware River basins in Pennsylvania, the Upper Delaware basin in the Poconos comes out the…
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A bottomless problem: acid mine drainage in the Schuylkill Basin
Innovative solutions and funding sought to improve water quality

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of stories exploring water quality in the nine basins in Pennsylvania that are part of the larger Delaware River watershed. How clean are your waterways, Pennsylvania? Go for a drive with Bill Reichert and he will take you along an unpaved, rutted road just outside New…
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Acid rain harming Middle Delaware-Musconetcong basin
Report cites mercury in Bushkill Creek fish

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of stories exploring water quality in the nine basins in Pennsylvania that are part of the larger Delaware River watershed. How clean are your waterways, Pennsylvania? A little over 78 miles of streams in the Middle Delaware-Musconetcong basin that had once been deemed to be attaining…
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‘Forever chemicals’ plague Crosswicks-Neshaminy basin
Pennsylvania warns against eating fish from its streams

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of stories exploring water quality in the nine basins in Pennsylvania that are part of the larger Delaware River watershed. How clean are your waterways, Pennsylvania? Gretchen Schatschneider, the manager of the Bucks County Conservation District in Pennsylvania, grew up in the county, which she said…
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Middle Delaware basin’s water quality is better than many
Pocono streams face stress from development

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of stories exploring water quality in the nine basins in Pennsylvania that are part of the larger Delaware River watershed. How clean are your waterways, Pennsylvania? Water quality in the Middle Delaware basin, which is made up of parts of Monroe and Pike Counties in the…
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Brandywine Creek

Brandywine-Christina watershed faces population boom
Fast-growing Chester County could stress streams even more

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of stories exploring water quality in the nine basins in Pennsylvania that are part of the larger Delaware River watershed. How clean are your waterways, Pennsylvania? A drive just outside the ChesLen Preserve southeast of Coatesville, Pa., takes you on windy narrow roads that hug the…
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Fish consumption advisory on Darby Creek.

Nearly 100 percent of Lower Delaware Basin streams found to be substandard

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of stories exploring water quality in the nine basins in Pennsylvania that are part of the larger Delaware River watershed. How clean are your waterways, Pennsylvania? Ken Hemphill, an open space activist in Delaware County, Pa., recalled a kayak trip he took on Chester Creek about…
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Acres of warehouses near Bethlehem, Pa.

Lehigh River watershed threatened by explosive warehouse growth
Region is ‘ground zero’ for big box buildings

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of stories exploring water quality in the nine basins in Pennsylvania that are part of the larger Delaware River watershed. How clean are your waterways, Pennsylvania? Jose DeJesus grew up fishing on the Monocacy Creek in Bethlehem, Pa. After he moved and was away from the…
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