Description: Monthly 30-year "normal" dataset covering the Susquehanna River Basin, averaged over the climatological period 1981-2010. Contains spatially gridded average annual precipitation ain inches at 800m grid cell resolution. Distribution of the point measurements to the spatial grid was accomplished using the PRISM model, developed and applied by Dr. Christopher Daly of the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University. This dataset was heavily peer reviewed, and is available free-of-charge on the PRISM website.
Description: Polygon shapefile representing the area underlain by shales with the potential for natural gas extraction in the Susquehanna River Basin. This dataset includes the estimated subsurface extent within the Susquehanna River Basin of the Marcellus, Utica-Antes, Burket, Geneseo, Mandata, Middlesex, Needmore, and Rhinestreet Shales combined. This dataset was created using New York geology from the NYS Museum, NYS Geologic Survey, 1999 and Pennsylvania geology from PA DCNR, 2001. To depict potential natural gas shale area within the Susquehanna River Basin, only display formations with a 'Yes' attribute for the field "GAS_SHALE".
Copyright Text: Natural Gas Shale extent, Robert Pody, Hydrogeologist, SRBC.
Description: Point shapefile representing the spatial distribution of median fecal coliform counts (colonies per 100 milliliters) in the Susquehanna River Basin. The results were obtained from the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) STORET database for 95 stations in the basin. Samples were collected from 1986 to 2018.