Earth Day - April 22, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day by learning about the American shad, an historically important  commercial fishery in Pennsylvania.

Shad are anadromous fish, leaving their ocean habitat in early spring  to spawn in freshwater rivers and streams of the Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers as far north as Cooperstown, NY, 640 miles away from the Atlantic. Tragically, the migratory life cycle of the shad fishery has been severely impacted by human activity on land – dams, pollution, and overfishing. In recent years, the Susquehanna and Delaware River Basin Commissions, along with various state agencies, have made progress in restoring shad numbers and passage along the rivers.

North Penn Water Authority is also doing its part by educating customers about the importance of protecting water quality and restoring shad.

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