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America
America's Wildest Places - Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland
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Wildlife at Conowingo Hydroelectric Dam on the Susquehanna River in Maryland
Wildlife at Conowingo Hydroelectric Dam on the Susquehanna River in Maryland
DATE: 2013/05/23::
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Kayaking Susquehanna River
Kayaking Susquehanna River
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Bald Eagles Mating Near Susquehanna River in Maryland
Bald Eagles Mating Near Susquehanna River in Maryland
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Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Mound City, MO
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Mound City, MO
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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD
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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, USA
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, USA
DATE: 2011/10/08::
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RIVER DREAMS
RIVER DREAMS
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Northwest River of Grass Prescribed Fire
Northwest River of Grass Prescribed Fire
DATE: 2015/01/05::
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Signs of Spring in Southern Pennsylvania
Signs of Spring in Southern Pennsylvania
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carp jumping
carp jumping
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Hugh McGinnis on Eagles at Conowingo Dam
Hugh McGinnis on Eagles at Conowingo Dam
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Lenny Kohm on Activism and Americanism
Lenny Kohm on Activism and Americanism
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Bald Eagle Nest Near Wildlife Drive at Blackwater NWR - Feb. 2012
Bald Eagle Nest Near Wildlife Drive at Blackwater NWR - Feb. 2012
DATE: 2012/02/11::
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Blackwater Maryland U.S. Wildlife Refuge 2005 part 1 of 2
Blackwater Maryland U.S. Wildlife Refuge 2005 part 1 of 2
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Blackwater Refuge Episode 02
Blackwater Refuge Episode 02
DATE: 2009/01/02::
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My Friend Marc "The Shark"
My Friend Marc "The Shark"'s 3rd Lifetime Carp (Tinicum, PA)
DATE: 2015/05/03::
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TogetherGreen Innovation Grantee Tiadaghton Audubon
TogetherGreen Innovation Grantee Tiadaghton Audubon's Eels and Mussels Project
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DOVER AND SMYRNA DELAWARE FROM THE AIR
DOVER AND SMYRNA DELAWARE FROM THE AIR
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Fishin
Fishin' the Freshwater Lakes of St. Vincent N.W.R.
DATE: 2009/04/02::
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Eastern Neck Island Natl Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, USA
Eastern Neck Island Natl Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, USA
DATE: 2011/11/19::
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2 Minute Tour of Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Thurmont, MD
2 Minute Tour of Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Thurmont, MD
DATE: 2012/07/01::
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Conowingo Eagles - HD Video
Conowingo Eagles - HD Video
DATE: 2013/03/10::
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A Look at the 2012 Blackwater NWR Eagle Cam Family
A Look at the 2012 Blackwater NWR Eagle Cam Family
DATE: 2012/02/20::
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Chesapeake Bay By Air - Promo
Chesapeake Bay By Air - Promo
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White Pelicans at Blackwater NWR - Winter 2013
White Pelicans at Blackwater NWR - Winter 2013
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2008 Blackwater Eagle Cam - Nesting Video 1
2008 Blackwater Eagle Cam - Nesting Video 1
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Lewis and Clark Bridge (Columbia River) Longview, WA
Lewis and Clark Bridge (Columbia River) Longview, WA
DATE: 2014/06/29::
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Wildlife Conservation PSA
Wildlife Conservation PSA
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Firefighters save litter of wolf pups in Alaska
Firefighters save litter of wolf pups in Alaska
DATE: 2014/05/30::
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Niobrara National Scenic River - Sounds of the River
Niobrara National Scenic River - Sounds of the River
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chimpanzee - Ngamba island Sanctuary
chimpanzee - Ngamba island Sanctuary
DATE: 2014/12/26::
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Cherry Valley Festival June 2012.MP4
Cherry Valley Festival June 2012.MP4
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Boat ride - junglelodges - The River Tern Lodge - Bhadra backwaters - cormorants perch on lone tree
Boat ride - junglelodges - The River Tern Lodge - Bhadra backwaters - cormorants perch on lone tree
DATE: 2009/10/24::
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The Ipswich River: A Waterway In Crisis Part 1
The Ipswich River: A Waterway In Crisis Part 1
DATE: 2011/07/22::
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WALLIS TEXAS San Bernard River
WALLIS TEXAS San Bernard River
DATE: 2012/11/05::
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Hot December Smallmouth Fishing on the Upper Mississippi River
Hot December Smallmouth Fishing on the Upper Mississippi River
DATE: 2014/12/27::
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Kayak Fishing - South River, Annapolis MD 10-05-2013
Kayak Fishing - South River, Annapolis MD 10-05-2013
DATE: 2013/10/06::
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Jetski in the Wallkill River
Jetski in the Wallkill River
DATE: 2011/04/26::
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Island Beach Salt Marsh 3
Island Beach Salt Marsh 3
DATE: 2007/10/03::
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Almost landed 2 carp at the same time on Juniata River
Almost landed 2 carp at the same time on Juniata River
DATE: 2012/03/09::
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Minnehaha Creek into the Mississippi River
Minnehaha Creek into the Mississippi River
DATE: 2014/06/01::
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Ecology & Management of Young Forest Wildlife
Ecology & Management of Young Forest Wildlife
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Let
Let's have a Picnic & go FISHING!
DATE: 2014/09/04::
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Conservation Guidelines for Nongame Wildlife Management in Maryland
Conservation Guidelines for Nongame Wildlife Management in Maryland
DATE: 2013/04/09::
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Ben and Wyatt in Tanana River Glacial Silt
Ben and Wyatt in Tanana River Glacial Silt
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Farrah
Farrah's Ohio River Island Paradise
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Why Stripers Go Part 2
Why Stripers Go Part 2
DATE: 2009/02/20::
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Little Creek Wildlife Area
Little Creek Wildlife Area
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MD Wildlife Service - ACM Graduate
MD Wildlife Service - ACM Graduate
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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 of the United States
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 1.5 acres (6,100 m2)
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=51532

Susquehanna River National Wildlife Refuge is located on a small island less than 1.5 acres (6,100 m2) in size 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, pond weeds, 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 or 1.53 ha).[1] It is the fourth-smallest refuge in the United States National Wildlife Refuge system. (The three smaller ones are the Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota, the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, and the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin.)

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