DEP names watersheds as Critical Water Planning Areas

Three watersheds across the Commonwealth received the designation of “Critical Water Planning Area” today, including the Hill Creek and Back Creek in the Ohio Basin, and the combined Marsh Creek and Rock Creek watersheds in the Potomac Basin.

While the Little Lehigh Creek was not given this designation today, DEP and local leaders agree that additional evaluation is required to determine whether current and future needs for water supply can be met by the local resources we have available in our watershed. LCA continues to be committed to studying this issue and will partner with other local entities over the coming year to help DEP answer this important question.

Read DEP’s Press Release.