The state Department of Environmental Protection has released its draft Pennsylvania 2022 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report on the health of streams and lakes statewide. Waters are assessed for one or more of four uses: drinking water, fish consumption, aquatic life, and recreational use and are determined to be attaining or impaired. For this report, DEP expanded assessment of waterways to include an additional 5,844 stream miles and 25,742 public lake acres, as well as a reassessment of 5,334 miles of streams and 14,262 public lake acres.
Comments may be submitted on the report until March 1. Click here to learn more about water quality for waterways in your township.