News from Around the Basin – November 30, 2023

A Thanksgiving miracle (hint: it was rain), ICPRB is hiring, coal tar in the news, and more, in this week’s Potomac News Reservoir >>>

The River Report

It was a Thanksgiving miracle — a rainstorm that gave us a merciful break after weeks of daily drought monitoring. Many of us across the region breathed a big sigh of relief before diving into our turkey dinner.

The river’s flow soared after last week’s rainstorm, but the flow is quickly dropping again. Less than .25 inches of rain is expected over the next few days.

We are hiring!

ICPRB is seeking an organized and motivated individual with strong attention to detail to serve as the Habitat and Living Resources Data Manager alongside ICPRB’s Water Quality Data Manager. This position will be offsite at the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) offices in Annapolis, MD with occasional travel to ICPRB headquarters in Rockville, MD.

Get more information and see how to apply on our Jobs page >>>

The Habitat and Living Resources Data Manager is responsible for maintaining, designing, and building relational databases for the CBP, verifying and assuring data quality, and facilitating data analysis efforts of the CBP. Examples of datasets include plankton, benthic macroinvertebrates, fish, and wildlife.

Applications are due by December 11, 2023.

ICPRB Business Meeting Announcement

The ICPRB will hold its first quarter business meeting on Friday, December 15, 2023. Commissioners will learn about ICPRB’s TMDL efforts as well as be updated on ICPRB’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Statement. Find the draft agenda on our Business Meetings site. The public is invited to view the virtual meeting. Please contact us for more information on how to attend.