Sept. 13 Floating Classroom reflects on 50th anniversary of Agnes & how flooding impacts our waterways
More than 50 people participated in the Sept. 13, 2022, Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association Floating Classroom program aboard the Hiawatha Paddleboat in Williamsport.
The theme focused on flooding, how it impacts different levels of life and a look back at the historical flooding of Hurricane Agnes 50 years prior and how that event still impacts us today.
Presenters included Andrew Stuhl, of Bucknell University, as well as Ben Pratt, Graham Markowitz and Stacey Hanranan of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission. The session included use of a hands-on floodplain simulation model, an Enviroscape watershed model and a variety of media sources involving the flooding of Agnes.
Those who would like to hear more specifically about Agnes and the large ripple effect of impacts, check out this podcast conversation with Andrew Stuhl before the cruise
There is one more Floating Classroom planned for the 2022 season, scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 10-11 a.m. aboard the Hiawatha, focusing on freshwater mussels and how they impact our waterways. Get more info and your tickets by clicking here.
For more on the Floating Classroom program from Sept. 13, check out an overview video and photo gallery below.
John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.