FRWA has been doing water testing on Fry’s Run for years. In the last few years,
we have been doing simple testing above and below the place that the PennEast Pipeline is mapped to cross. (NOTE: On September 27, 2021, PennEast canceled its controversial plans to build a 116-mile natural gas pipeline from Northeast PA to Mercer County. It was a stunning turnaround after a years-long fight by environmentalists and a recent PennEast win in the New Jersey courts.)
At the end of last year, we decided to increase our testing. Our objectives are
to establish a baseline of water quality results, track trends and changes, and document possible episodic changes vs. sudden changes to the stream. (We
will continue with water testing despite the apparent exit of the specific Penn-
We chose 3 sites for testing:
• Durham Bridge
• Fry’s Run Park
Our tests are:
We are doing this testing twice yearly, in April and October.
More details to follow.
We would like to thank Scott Douglas of the Cooks Creek Watershed Association for his help with this program, especially the benthic testing.
See other FRWA reports and documents, below: