Andrew D. Dehoff, Executive Director

1721 North Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102 - 2391
(717) 238-0423; fax: (717) 238-2436

[photo, Boat house on Susquehanna River, Havre de Grace, Maryland] Vacancy, Pennsylvania, Chair (chosen by Commission in June, 1-year term), 2016

Appointed by U.S. President: Brig. Gen. Kent D. Savre; Col. J. Richard (Trey) Jordan (alternate).

Ex officio: Ben H. Grumbles, designee of Governor of Maryland (Saeid Kasraei, alternate); James M. Tierney, designee of Governor of New York (Kenneth P. Lynch, alternate); Michael L. Krancer, designee of Governor of Pennsylvania (Kelly J. Heffner, alternate).

Boat house on Susquehanna River, Havre de Grace, Maryland, April 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

[photo, Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland] Contact: Saeid Kasraei

c/o Office of Secretary, Dept. of the Environment
Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 537-3567

Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland, February 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission was created upon enactment of the Susquehanna River Basin Compact by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the states of New York and Maryland, and Congress. Maryland ratified the Compact in 1967 (Chapter 391, Acts of 1967). The Commission superseded the Interstate Advisory Committee on the Susquehanna River Basin. The Commission formulates plans, policies, and projects for water resources development, conservation, and management of the Basin. From its source at Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, New York, the Susquehanna River flows 444 miles to Havre de Grace, Maryland, where the river meets the Chesapeake Bay. Half of the Bay's freshwater flow comes from the Susquehanna River.

The Commission consists of four members. These include the governor or designee from each signatory state and one member appointed by the President of the United States (Code Environment Article, sec. 5-301).

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