SPONSORED VIDEO
Play Video
1
America
America's Wildest Places - Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland
::2013/12/02::
Play Video
2
Wildlife at Conowingo Hydroelectric Dam on the Susquehanna River in Maryland
Wildlife at Conowingo Hydroelectric Dam on the Susquehanna River in Maryland
::2013/05/23::
Play Video
3
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Mound City, MO
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Mound City, MO
::2014/03/24::
Play Video
4
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD
::2011/02/15::
Play Video
5
Bald Eagles
Bald Eagles' Nest near Susquehanna River Maryland
::2007/05/27::
Play Video
6
RIVER DREAMS
RIVER DREAMS
::2010/12/07::
Play Video
7
carp jumping
carp jumping
::2013/09/08::
Play Video
8
Harford County Beauty from Above: Susquehanna State Park
Harford County Beauty from Above: Susquehanna State Park
::2014/08/04::
Play Video
9
Blackwater National Wildlife  Refuge, Maryland USA
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland USA
::2011/10/08::
Play Video
10
Blackwater Maryland U.S. Wildlife Refuge 2005 part 1 of 2
Blackwater Maryland U.S. Wildlife Refuge 2005 part 1 of 2
::2008/06/02::
Play Video
11
TogetherGreen Innovation Grantee Tiadaghton Audubon
TogetherGreen Innovation Grantee Tiadaghton Audubon's Eels and Mussels Project
::2010/09/07::
Play Video
12
Hugh McGinnis on Eagles at Conowingo Dam
Hugh McGinnis on Eagles at Conowingo Dam
::2012/11/08::
Play Video
13
Flash Flood Warning (EAS #44)
Flash Flood Warning (EAS #44)
::2012/06/23::
Play Video
14
Bald Eagle Nest Near Wildlife Drive at Blackwater NWR - Feb. 2012
Bald Eagle Nest Near Wildlife Drive at Blackwater NWR - Feb. 2012
::2012/02/11::
Play Video
15
Hopkins Cemetery At Patuxent Wildlife Refuge (UNCUT HD)
Hopkins Cemetery At Patuxent Wildlife Refuge (UNCUT HD)
::2014/10/01::
Play Video
16
Blackwater Refuge Episode 02
Blackwater Refuge Episode 02
::2009/01/02::
Play Video
17
Amy Wolfe, National Trout Unlimited
Amy Wolfe, National Trout Unlimited
::2011/04/19::
Play Video
18
Canvasback Ducks
Canvasback Ducks
::2014/02/27::
Play Video
19
Okefenokee East Alligator encounter
Okefenokee East Alligator encounter
::2011/03/20::
Play Video
20
First Osprey of 2011 Spotted at Blackwater NWR
First Osprey of 2011 Spotted at Blackwater NWR
::2011/03/05::
Play Video
21
Eastern Neck Island Natl Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, USA
Eastern Neck Island Natl Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, USA
::2011/11/19::
Play Video
22
Blackwater Refuge July 2010 -- Bald Eagles Calling to the Neighbors
Blackwater Refuge July 2010 -- Bald Eagles Calling to the Neighbors
::2010/08/04::
Play Video
23
Conowingo Eagles - HD Video
Conowingo Eagles - HD Video
::2013/03/10::
Play Video
24
1st Eaglet Hatching on 2012 Blackwater NWR Eagle Cam
1st Eaglet Hatching on 2012 Blackwater NWR Eagle Cam
::2012/02/18::
Play Video
25
Chesapeake Bay By Air - Promo
Chesapeake Bay By Air - Promo
::2013/12/03::
Play Video
26
White Pelicans at Blackwater NWR - Winter 2013
White Pelicans at Blackwater NWR - Winter 2013
::2013/01/21::
Play Video
27
A Look at the 2012 Blackwater NWR Eagle Cam Family
A Look at the 2012 Blackwater NWR Eagle Cam Family
::2012/02/20::
Play Video
28
CRITTER CARE OTTER RELEASE 2013
CRITTER CARE OTTER RELEASE 2013
::2013/05/11::
Play Video
29
2008 Blackwater Eagle Cam - Nesting Video 1
2008 Blackwater Eagle Cam - Nesting Video 1
::2008/02/22::
Play Video
30
Maryland Eagles - On Osprey Nest - 3 Nov 2009
Maryland Eagles - On Osprey Nest - 3 Nov 2009
::2009/11/03::
Play Video
31
Bald Eagles Dorchester County Part 1
Bald Eagles Dorchester County Part 1
::2011/01/09::
Play Video
32
An Amazing Uprising of Snow Geese
An Amazing Uprising of Snow Geese
::2010/11/29::
Play Video
33
Cherry Valley Festival June 2012.MP4
Cherry Valley Festival June 2012.MP4
::2012/06/20::
Play Video
34
Bear River boat run may 2011
Bear River boat run may 2011
::2011/05/19::
Play Video
35
Ouachita River D
Ouachita River D'arbonne Bayou Bass Fishing
::2014/11/12::
Play Video
36
Kayaking on Crystal River
Kayaking on Crystal River
::2014/07/20::
Play Video
37
Hot December Smallmouth Fishing on the Upper Mississippi River
Hot December Smallmouth Fishing on the Upper Mississippi River
::2014/12/27::
Play Video
38
Fort Washington on the Potomac r.wmv
Fort Washington on the Potomac r.wmv
::2012/01/12::
Play Video
39
Little Juniata River  Fish  Porn
Little Juniata River Fish Porn
::2014/04/23::
Play Video
40
Man
Man's Body Found In Ohio River
::2012/02/24::
Play Video
41
Pennsylvania Wildlife Clips 2013
Pennsylvania Wildlife Clips 2013
::2014/01/07::
Play Video
42
MOKAI with Neutral - Exploring Lake Bluff on the Altamaha River Georgia
MOKAI with Neutral - Exploring Lake Bluff on the Altamaha River Georgia
::2012/04/19::
Play Video
43
Catching White Bass on Pool 4 in the Miss. River
Catching White Bass on Pool 4 in the Miss. River
::2012/03/27::
Play Video
44
Ben and Wyatt in Tanana River Glacial Silt
Ben and Wyatt in Tanana River Glacial Silt
::2012/08/22::
Play Video
45
Canoe Camping April and May 2012 on the Ocklawaha River 0001
Canoe Camping April and May 2012 on the Ocklawaha River 0001
::2012/08/22::
Play Video
46
Republic Island- Michigamme River on jon boat.MP4
Republic Island- Michigamme River on jon boat.MP4
::2010/10/15::
Play Video
47
Mississippi river bluff
Mississippi river bluff
::2014/09/21::
Play Video
48
Two Fishing; Two Limits on the Blue River!
Two Fishing; Two Limits on the Blue River!
::2012/12/01::
Play Video
49
Black Bears at Naha River
Black Bears at Naha River
::2013/08/20::
Play Video
50
Farrah
Farrah's Ohio River Island Paradise
::2012/05/26::
NEXT >>
RESULTS [ .. ]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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.)

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.


Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL License
Powered by YouTube
MASHPEDIA
LEGAL
  • Mashpedia © 2015