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REPORTS

Welcome to the reports page of the SWPA Water Network website. This page is dedicated to providing access to a variety of reports related to water management and water-related issues in the Upper Ohio River Basin. These reports have been compiled from a wide range of sources, including government agencies, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and industry groups. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive list of reports that will be useful for a diverse group of stakeholders, including water resource managers, policymakers, community leaders, educators, and concerned citizens. We will continue to update this page as new reports become available, and we encourage you to explore these reports to learn more about water management and water-related issues in the Upper Ohio River Basin.

PUBLIC REPORTS

Estimating the Economic Contributions of Outdoor Recreation in Pennsylvania

May 30, 2024

Each year, millions participate in outdoor recreation activities in Pennsylvania. These activities affect Pennsylvania’s economy in an important way, creating…

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Beaver County Environmental Mitigation Community Fund directs resources to monitor and improve water quality around the Upper Ohio River.

May 18, 2024

Through an Advisory Board of local environmental and community advocates, the PA Department of Environmental Protection has recommended funding to…

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Draft Total Maximum Daily Load Program Priorities for 2024—2032; Available for Public Comment

April 4, 2024

NOTICES: PA Bulletin DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Draft Total Maximum Daily Load Program Priorities for 2024—2032; Available for Public Comment[54…

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Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory & Allegheny County Conservation District release results from 2023 Watershed Sampling Day

March 13, 2024

The Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory and the Allegheny County Conservation District conducted a countywide Watershed Sampling Day on May 6th, 2023.…

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Natural Infrastructure/ Workforce Development Policy Report Release

February 22, 2024

Then, join Reimagine Appalachia on Tuesday, March 19th at Noon ET for a webinar discussing a new report that will…

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DEP Approves PennEnergy Resources 1.5 Million Gallon/Day Water Withdrawal

February 21, 2024

DEP Approves PennEnergy Resources 1.5 Million Gallon/Day Water Withdrawal For Shale Gas Drilling From Big Sewickley Creek In Beaver County…

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New Report Chronicles Community Concerns, Priorities for Local Waters in Ohio River Basin

February 13, 2024

Report identifies community-driven restoration priorities to address pollution, clean water concerns in 14-state region. REPORT HERE: CINCINNATI, Ohio (February 13,…

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Draft FY2025 River Budget from American Rivers and its partners

December 28, 2023

For the past few years American Rivers has provided a River Budget that outlines priorities for federal spending to ensure…

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The long road to Drinking Road Standards

November 8, 2023

Propublica published an article about the process for establishing Drinking Water Standards at the federal level and among several states:…

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Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory & Three Rivers Waterkeeper Release Analysis of Water Quality in Pittsburgh’s Tributaries

November 1, 2023

In 2021 the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory and 3 Rivers Waterkeeper received funding from the University of Pittsburgh’s Year of Engagement…

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