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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
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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD
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Bald Eagles
Bald Eagles' Nest near Susquehanna River Maryland
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Bassetts Bridge, Wallkill River NWR
Bassetts Bridge, Wallkill River NWR
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RIVER DREAMS
RIVER DREAMS
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Hopkins Cemetery At Patuxent Wildlife Refuge (UNCUT HD)
Hopkins Cemetery At Patuxent Wildlife Refuge (UNCUT HD)
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carp jumping
carp jumping
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Harford County Beauty from Above: Susquehanna State Park
Harford County Beauty from Above: Susquehanna State Park
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The Ohio River Flood - 1937 Educational Film  - S88TV1
The Ohio River Flood - 1937 Educational Film - S88TV1
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Hugh McGinnis on Eagles at Conowingo Dam
Hugh McGinnis on Eagles at Conowingo Dam
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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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TogetherGreen Innovation Grantee Tiadaghton Audubon
TogetherGreen Innovation Grantee Tiadaghton Audubon's Eels and Mussels Project
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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
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Flash Flood Warning (EAS #44)
Flash Flood Warning (EAS #44)
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Okefenokee East Alligator encounter
Okefenokee East Alligator encounter
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Blackwater Refuge Episode 02
Blackwater Refuge Episode 02
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Amy Wolfe, National Trout Unlimited
Amy Wolfe, National Trout Unlimited
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Blackwater Refuge July 2010 -- Bald Eagles Calling to the Neighbors
Blackwater Refuge July 2010 -- Bald Eagles Calling to the Neighbors
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Conowingo Eagles - HD Video
Conowingo Eagles - HD Video
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Eastern Neck Island Natl Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, USA
Eastern Neck Island Natl Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, USA
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Canvasback Ducks
Canvasback Ducks
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1st Eaglet Hatching on 2012 Blackwater NWR Eagle Cam
1st Eaglet Hatching on 2012 Blackwater NWR Eagle Cam
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A Look at the 2012 Blackwater NWR Eagle Cam Family
A Look at the 2012 Blackwater NWR Eagle Cam Family
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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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Jordan River Wildlife Conservation PSA
Jordan River Wildlife Conservation PSA
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Bald Eagles Dorchester County Part 1
Bald Eagles Dorchester County Part 1
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Cherry Valley Festival June 2012.MP4
Cherry Valley Festival June 2012.MP4
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An Amazing Uprising of Snow Geese
An Amazing Uprising of Snow Geese
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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
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Fort Washington on the Potomac r.wmv
Fort Washington on the Potomac r.wmv
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Kayaking on Crystal River
Kayaking on Crystal River
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Michigamme River Part 1 of 2 July
Michigamme River Part 1 of 2 July
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Pennsylvania Wildlife Clips 2013
Pennsylvania Wildlife Clips 2013
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Catching White Bass on Pool 4 in the Miss. River
Catching White Bass on Pool 4 in the Miss. River
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Canoe Camping April and May 2012 on the Ocklawaha River 0001
Canoe Camping April and May 2012 on the Ocklawaha River 0001
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Ben and Wyatt in Tanana River Glacial Silt
Ben and Wyatt in Tanana River Glacial Silt
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Republic Island- Michigamme River on jon boat.MP4
Republic Island- Michigamme River on jon boat.MP4
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Two Fishing; Two Limits on the Blue River!
Two Fishing; Two Limits on the Blue River!
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Mississippi river bluff
Mississippi river bluff
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Black Bears at Naha River
Black Bears at Naha River
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Body found in river
Body found in river
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Conservation Guidelines for Nongame Wildlife Management in Maryland
Conservation Guidelines for Nongame Wildlife Management in Maryland
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Little Creek Wildlife Area
Little Creek Wildlife Area
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Evolution of the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore of Virginia - 3D Visualization and Animation
Evolution of the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore of Virginia - 3D Visualization and Animation
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MD Wildlife Service - ACM Graduate
MD Wildlife Service - ACM Graduate
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Easton MD Wildlife
Easton MD Wildlife
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Driving in Patuxent Research Refuge near Lake Allen And Firing Range 7-28-13
Driving in Patuxent Research Refuge near Lake Allen And Firing Range 7-28-13
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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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