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Published: 2016/11/18
Channel: Susquehanna River Fishing Club
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America's Wildest Places - Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland
Published: 2013/12/02
Channel: Yaroooh! for Kids | News - Magazine
Exploring a New Spot at the John Heinz Wildlife Refugee (Tinicum, PA)
Exploring a New Spot at the John Heinz Wildlife Refugee (Tinicum, PA)
Published: 2016/06/12
Channel: Extreme Philly Fishing
LOWER HATCHIE REFUGE BOAT RAMP
LOWER HATCHIE REFUGE BOAT RAMP
Published: 2015/08/29
Channel: Marty Shettlesworth
2015 April Fools in the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
2015 April Fools in the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
Published: 2015/04/02
Channel: MrLaidbacklenny
Patuxent Wildlife Refuge Near visitor center
Patuxent Wildlife Refuge Near visitor center
Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: ByGraceIGo
Signs of Spring in Southern Pennsylvania
Signs of Spring in Southern Pennsylvania
Published: 2015/03/13
Channel: Mike's Nature Journal
Pennsylvania Summer Wildlife 2015
Pennsylvania Summer Wildlife 2015
Published: 2015/09/30
Channel: Bud Tristano
Easton MD Wildlife
Easton MD Wildlife
Published: 2010/12/27
Channel: scb923
Floating down the river.
Floating down the river.
Published: 2013/07/20
Channel: Ralph Neumann
Mating - Eagle Trio
Mating - Eagle Trio
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge
River Shark surveys in the West Alligator River
River Shark surveys in the West Alligator River
Published: 2015/02/09
Channel: Northern Biodiversity
Blackwater National Wildlife  Refuge, Maryland USA
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland USA
Published: 2011/10/09
Channel: Yulia Pantyukhina
Bald Eagles Mating Near Susquehanna River in Maryland
Bald Eagles Mating Near Susquehanna River in Maryland
Published: 2012/02/15
Channel: BlackwaterRefuge
Mussels moved to Big Darby Creek
Mussels moved to Big Darby Creek
Published: 2013/08/13
Channel: TheColumbusDispatch
Canoeists rescued on Manistique River
Canoeists rescued on Manistique River
Published: 2013/06/20
Channel: ABC 10 UP
The Pea Island Story
The Pea Island Story
Published: 2012/03/28
Channel: FGW Productions
Old Greenbelt to Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge Loop Part 1, Outbound
Old Greenbelt to Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge Loop Part 1, Outbound
Published: 2014/02/05
Channel: Greenbelt Maryland
RIVER DREAMS
RIVER DREAMS
Published: 2010/12/07
Channel: gailguth
Bald Eagles at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland (USA)
Bald Eagles at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland (USA)
Published: 2014/01/14
Channel: I.R. Brouwer
Blackwater Refuge Episode 02
Blackwater Refuge Episode 02
Published: 2009/01/02
Channel: ryadex
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It's Officially Striper Season
Published: 2017/04/16
Channel: ibsent
A #StrongAfterSandy Featured Community: Smith Island, MD
A #StrongAfterSandy Featured Community: Smith Island, MD
Published: 2015/10/23
Channel: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Blackwater Maryland U.S. Wildlife Refuge 2005 part 1 of 2
Blackwater Maryland U.S. Wildlife Refuge 2005 part 1 of 2
Published: 2008/06/02
Channel: greensafetysupply
Bassetts Bridge, Wallkill River NWR
Bassetts Bridge, Wallkill River NWR
Published: 2011/04/06
Channel: ErgoKing
Safe Harbor Fish Endangered Native Fish Species
Safe Harbor Fish Endangered Native Fish Species
Published: 2009/10/19
Channel: Arizona GameAndFish
Conowingo Eagles - HD Video
Conowingo Eagles - HD Video
Published: 2013/03/10
Channel: ChenCaerulescens
Mayflies on the Mississippi - USFWS/Dusty Hoffman/Cindy Samples
Mayflies on the Mississippi - USFWS/Dusty Hoffman/Cindy Samples
Published: 2015/09/03
Channel: USA-NPN
Cherry Valley Festival June 2012.MP4
Cherry Valley Festival June 2012.MP4
Published: 2012/06/20
Channel: Paul Zeph
Fishing for Brookies in Pennsylvania
Fishing for Brookies in Pennsylvania
Published: 2015/05/18
Channel: Kevin Montalto
Blackwater Refuge July 2010 -- Bald Eagles Calling to the Neighbors
Blackwater Refuge July 2010 -- Bald Eagles Calling to the Neighbors
Published: 2010/08/05
Channel: BlackwaterRefuge
Bald Eagle Nest Near Wildlife Drive at Blackwater NWR - Feb. 2012
Bald Eagle Nest Near Wildlife Drive at Blackwater NWR - Feb. 2012
Published: 2012/02/12
Channel: BlackwaterRefuge
Eastern Neck Island Natl Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, USA
Eastern Neck Island Natl Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, USA
Published: 2011/11/20
Channel: Yulia Pantyukhina
TogetherGreen Innovation Grantee Tiadaghton Audubon
TogetherGreen Innovation Grantee Tiadaghton Audubon's Eels and Mussels Project
Published: 2010/09/07
Channel: National Audubon Society
An Outdoor Life: McFadden Marsh
An Outdoor Life: McFadden Marsh
Published: 2014/06/27
Channel: David Patton
Interstate 10 - Mississippi (Exits 57 to 46) westbound
Interstate 10 - Mississippi (Exits 57 to 46) westbound
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: roadwaywiz
Lost Dog? York County man wants to help!
Lost Dog? York County man wants to help!
Published: 2015/09/22
Channel: wgaltv
Flash Flood Warning (EAS #44)
Flash Flood Warning (EAS #44)
Published: 2012/06/23
Channel: jtd321
Eagle Nest in Maryland
Eagle Nest in Maryland
Published: 2013/05/18
Channel: Clarks Captures
Petroglyph Lake, Hart mountain, Oregon
Petroglyph Lake, Hart mountain, Oregon
Published: 2014/01/13
Channel: Taddzues
Flats Fishing Guides Orlando Florida
Flats Fishing Guides Orlando Florida
Published: 2010/08/29
Channel: Drew Cavanaugh
Dawn of the Dinks! - Oregon Inlet Kayak Fishing: Fishyaker Outer Banks Vacation
Dawn of the Dinks! - Oregon Inlet Kayak Fishing: Fishyaker Outer Banks Vacation
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: fishyaker
Ottawa River Geese October 2013
Ottawa River Geese October 2013
Published: 2013/10/09
Channel: tikitiki39
Earn Points and Save Money  @ www.rvpoints.com
Earn Points and Save Money @ www.rvpoints.com
Published: 2016/04/22
Channel: Byrdeyemedia
This Week at Interior May 6, 2016
This Week at Interior May 6, 2016
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: US Department of the Interior
Kayak Camping
Kayak Camping
Published: 2017/04/05
Channel: Bushcraft Not Minecraft
Bald Eagles Mating
Bald Eagles Mating
Published: 2016/02/17
Channel: Francesca Scalpi
Kayaking under the watchful eye of a bald eagle.
Kayaking under the watchful eye of a bald eagle.
Published: 2015/05/27
Channel: BigC
Conowingo Dam
Conowingo Dam
Published: 2011/12/02
Channel: Brian Kushner
Raw Video: Pair Of Eagles Soar Over Susquehanna
Raw Video: Pair Of Eagles Soar Over Susquehanna
Published: 2010/06/22
Channel: wgaltv
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Susquehanna River National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Susquehanna River National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Susquehanna River National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Susquehanna River National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Susquehanna River National Wildlife Refuge
Location Harford County, Maryland, United States
Nearest city Havre de Grace, Maryland
Coordinates 39°29′40″N 76°05′00″W / 39.49444°N 76.08333°W / 39.49444; -76.08333Coordinates: 39°29′40″N 76°05′00″W / 39.49444°N 76.08333°W / 39.49444; -76.08333
Area 3.79 acres (15,300 m2)[1]
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website Susquehanna River National Wildlife Refuge

Susquehanna River National Wildlife Refuge is located on a small island 3.79 acres (15,300 m2) in size[1] located at the mouth of the Susquehanna River in Harford County, Maryland. It is a satellite refuge managed by Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. In the 1920s, the island was used as a fish hatchery to produce such species as shad.

In the early 1940s, 13,363 acres (54.08 km2) of water in the Upper Chesapeake Bay were closed by Presidential Proclamations to the hunting of migratory waterfowl. These water areas were designated as the Susquehanna National Wildlife Refuge. At the time of its establishment, the water areas known as the Susquehanna flats were covered with wild celery, pondweeds, redhead grass and other desirable waterfowl foods. Peak waterfowl population numbers included over 500,000 canvasback and redhead ducks and over 200,000 American wigeon. These rich areas of aquatic growth began declining in the 1960s due to changes in the water quality and quantity.

Development above the Conowingo Dam caused more rapid drainage and greater water flow through the dam. Currents in the upper Chesapeake Bay deposited heavy loads of silt in the Susquehanna flats area. What remained of the suitable waterfowl vegetation was destroyed when Hurricane Agnes moved through in 1972. Today, only a few thousand geese may be found around the refuge during the winter months.

Because of the dramatic decrease in waterfowl numbers and vegetation in the area, the Presidential Proclamations were lifted on September 1, 1978 and the waters were returned to the State of Maryland. Battery Island remains a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The refuge has a surface area of 3.79 acres (0.0153 km2; 1.53 ha).[2]

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