View Full Version : Sorta Dumb Susky Flats Question
03-14-2004, 02:19 PM
Hey fellas this might seem like a kinda weird question, but are the Susquehanna Flats considered salt, fresh, or brackish? I was sittin around thinkin about it and i'm curious to know from people who have been there. Thanks.
03-14-2004, 02:21 PM
I think they are considered brackish. The level of salt is very low and may be non-existent when the dam is open.
03-14-2004, 07:02 PM
The Susky Flat's is fresh water. However, 2 years ago when we had the drought, Trout and drum fish along with 4 lb. bluefish were caught on a regular basis because of the salt moving up so far.
The Susquehanna River is the main water feed for the flats, along with the North East River as a second source. The runoff from Penna empties into the upper Susky then through the Conowingo Dam then to the flats and so on...On a normal basis, the brackish water starts around Pooles Island, which is about 15 miles south of the flats. Give or take a little...Depends on the water flow...
Conditions change but for the most part the above holds true...in a normal year...
North East Md.
03-14-2004, 09:28 PM
Luke & cisco,
Thanks for clearing that up for me fellas, i appreciate it.
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